Air Miami – Airplane Rider 7”
Teen Beat, 1994
Acquired: Love Garden, Used, 2008
Well, it's on Teen Beat and the guitars sound exactly fucking identical to Mark Robinson's in Unrest and wouldn't you know! It's an Unrest off shoot! And that is most certainly not a gripe! The record also features fellow ex-Unrest member Bridget Cross contributing vocal harmonies on the title track and singing lead on “Stop Sign.” “Airplane Rider” has that perfect pop bliss of a song like “Make Out Club” and is a goddamned gem, but sadly, “Stop Sign” is a bit of a monotonic drudge...but at least it's short. Come to think of it, “Airplane Rider” is pretty short too. And that is the extent of my musical criticism of this 7”: “It's short, and the second song wasn't very good but the first one was pretty good.” And basically, this is just an extension of Unrest after their drummer quit and it sounds pretty much like Unrest but a little brighter.