Tom Vek, 'Leisure Seizure' (Cooperative/Downtown/V2)

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Leisure Seizure
Critical Mass
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Label: Cooperative/Downtown/V2

by Kevin O'Donnell

This British multi-instrumentalist broke out in 2005 with spastic punk-funk and art-damaged pop, which landed him then-coveted cameos on shows like The O.C. The attention may have been too much: Dude vanished soon after, prompting Internet speculation on his whereabouts. With Leisure Seizure, Vek doesn't retool his sound much -- slabs of jittery synths underpin his urgent yelps, which start to grate over 12 tracks. Much better is the roughshod, guitar-powered "World ?of Doubt," which vibes ?like the hottest junk-?shop-pop number Beck ?has recorded in years.?

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