This is somewhat of a four-way split EP from Eric's Trip in that it's four different solo tracks, one from each band member-- sorta like when Kiss released those four solo albums simultaneously, only this is all on one record.
The Eric's Trip artist profile on the Sub Pop web site makes it seem like their sole claim to fame is that they were the first Canadian band to be signed by Sub Pop, which I think is just Sub Pop trying to pass themselves off as the Brooklyn Dodgers of indie rock or something. Who was the first American band signed to Ductape Records, does anyone even know? I bet it was Pansy Division.
My one and only brush with the famously-Canadian Eric's Trip was back in May, 1996, when they were late for a show they were playing at Brass City Records, and I left before they showed up. I only remember the exact month it was because I ended up printing an interview with Farmertan from that same day. Not much of a story, I know, but there it is anyway.
As for this record, "Frame" is pretty choice for bedroom pop, followed by "Muff", which takes about 15 seconds to get going but ends up sounding like Lightning Bolt by the time it's finished (swear-to-God). "Five Year Old Girlfriend" is sickeningly catchy and twee and would have little else going for it except for the huge wall of noise throughout, which is a great thing, really.
Eric's Trip -
"Five Year Old Girlfriend"
(these files are now listen-only)