Double Phantom Records 008.
Pitchforkmedia said about "A Crime" : "The Carnivores are a foursome from Atlanta who like Abe Vigoda-style catch-and-murk and, I hope, delicious BBQ (don't mess with my beloved meat, indie-ironists!). I'll curtail my slight disappointment that they don't live up to the name and scrunch up further at the tacked-on, superfluously strange ending of a "A Crime", complete with dream-sequence harp. But everything in between the initial impression and final dropoff (the meat, ha) is grand. Even garage singers sound like Panda Bear now, eh? That's fine and not as demanding as the Walkmen, whom Carnivores also resemble, albeit hooked up with a kooky Hot Hot Heat ballad. You know, vaguely surfy, Hawaiian, retro-fetishism that sits squarely between "authentic" and "novelty," with an extra layer of lo-fi in this instance to steer it closer to the former. All too pleasant, and maybe the screeching demand of the Walkmen is more riveting in the end. But this is as solid as playing it safe gets, and it doesn't actually play it all that safe-- who else in garage rock is doing this sort of breakdown? — Dan Weiss, November 6, 2009"
released January 26, 2010
All songs by Carnivores. Mixed and Mastered by Chris Unck. Artwork by Allen Taylor.
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