Mico Outside The Unbearable Grows (G7 Welcoming Committee) Rating: NN
This is what happens when low-tempo pop-punk and Canadiana rock get together and go bad. OK, I've never seen it go well, but Mico's post-alt-rock approach is distinctly lacking. They can play. It's all there, but the combinations of riffs and rhythms are beyond boring, not to mention the lyrics. Plenty of folks might eat up this record 's political agenda, shit it out, then eat it up again, but frankly, it's tiresome and simplistic. Yeah, yeah, the world sucks and greed is to blame. Mico are standing up in defiance, but there's a lot of nuance to be found within our current situation that's obviously beyond their grasp, and they aren't saying anything that hasn't been said before and said way better. Mico try to save the trees in BC at Saturday's (November 8) benefit at the Rockit.