Call it recycling or call it reincarnation, Brooklyn’s Stars as Eyes have regrouped after their break-up and returned as Bulldozier. Stephen Olson and Craig Dempsey (who formerly made up Stars as Eyes) are still in it together, working with a handful of helpers this time around who may have contributed to a rejuvenated sound. Their digital EP Smile Humor can (and should) be downloaded on Family Edition Records, and features the scary in a Trainspotting- kind-of-way track “Fuck You, I’m a Dinosaur”, which could very well be the music of choice if hosting the cast of The Night of the Living Dead to a rave (a compliment, entirely). Title track “Smile Humor” is much less on edge than “Fuck You, I’m a Dinosaur”, at times weaving in and out of orchestral, perhaps pointing out the difference between a good trip and a bad one. For the record, in Bulldozier’s case, either option works out in the end.
By: Carly Lewis