Sky Eats Airplane already has two things going for them right off the bat. First, there is the matter of their band name which is catchy and funny. And then there's the fact that one of the guys in the band is named Lee Duck. How cool a last name is that?
Anyway, this Fort Worth, TX based outfit plays the kind of metalcore that starts and stops a lot and is built upon a solid base of jazz progressions on which they then dump a shitload of electronics. Ever had two sites open at the same time with music playing on both of them? That's kind of the feeling I had while listening to this band's eponymous release. The way they switch between poppy parts and metalcore outbursts... I just couldn't seem to wrap my head around it at first. But then I got back to the 6-minute long "Transparent" and a couple of other track tracks and started to dig them. It's not an album that I'll listen to a lot but at least it's better than I first gave it credit for.