Amish Racecar

Songs To Shuck Corn To

Both the band’s and the EP’s name suggest a rhythmic monotony—which, unfortunately, continues through to the music itself. Sure, this Sacramento foursome’s energy stays consistently high, but that only makes the songs indistinguishable. With some exceptions, the differentiation of musical instruments throughout these classic-rock-inspired tracks is nonexistent, and the addition of Matt Keogh’s lead vocals only serves to complete the band’s impression of an under-the-power-lines hum. Such a high-power rock drone might work well in a live venue, where a sound system and a large room could give the music room to grow and reverberate, but when confined to a CD or pumped through an iPod, there’s nothing classic about it; it’s just mush.