April 8, 2004
DESPISTADO [I]THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE[/I] REVIEW
Borne out of the harsh climes of Saskatchewan, it's no wonder Despistado's music oozes intensity. Borrowing a little from the Fugazi camp, their EP The Emergency Response is equal parts social and political in the lyrics, and the rhythm of guitars and drums takes you to the frenzied edge before easing slightly to twist you back in. Impressive for a more seasoned band let alone this foursome who have only been together for a couple of years.