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Mile Marker Zero + Standby + In the Presence of Wolves + The Shape + Next to None + Karysn (acoustic)

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Comprised of former Western Connecticut State University music students, Mile Marker Zero puts their education to good use on Young Rust.  The April 2014 EP is multi-faceted without pretension, complex without sacrificing catchiness.

The short album vacillates between moods, from spacey and romantic on “Bound” to forceful on “Toughest Love.” Much to my relief, the songs are short for what I imagine from the progressive genre, with most being around four and a half minutes.  Mars Volta-esque “Trick of the Tongue,” with its dramatic vocal lines and a brief-but-killer guitar solo, was my favorite track.Young Rust has been out for some time, so perhaps our readers have already given it a listen.  But if you’re way late to the party like I was, don’t delay any further — Mile Marker Zero is a Connecticut band you should know about!—Alternative Control