The Persian Leaps are an EP band. The St. Paul, MN indie noise pop trio have completed Your City, Underwater, their fourth release in their chosen format. Rambling lo-fi with a few woo-hoo's (The Weather), a quirky mashup of Big Star, The Smiths and Dinosaur Jr (It's NothingSee Me Unaware is a clash between distorted guitar and pleading lyrics straight out of the Joey Ramone songbook.
Your City, Underwater contains more of the same - catchy shoestring garage rock - with the notable exception of the final track Short and Sour, during which they try to channel The Damned. Pretty good effort, but singer Drew Forsberg is no match for Dave Vanian.