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Panic Bomber's Discipline EP

Panic Bomber
Discipline EP (YYZ Records)


Our love affair with Miami's most quixotic musician continued in 2010 thanks to the quiet release of the Discipline EP on Canada's YYZ Records. After dropping his first full-length, Getting On My Mind, in late 2009, this three-track EP, released in March, almost seemed an afterthought.

However, Discipline features some of Panic Bomber's strongest compositions to date.



The title track reeks of such electropop sinfulness that if it were Lady Gaga singing, the song would have already reached the upper echelons of the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, "Can't Sleep" switches gears by laying down an Ibiza-ish house vibe spiked with the Bomber's signature falsetto vocals and a live horn section.

In the end, it's that kind of complexity that sets Panic Bomber apart from the local crop of electro-poppers.





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