Wet Zoo (EP)
by Various Artists
Released: Apr 2008
Label: Canvasback / Terpsikhore
The expansive, multimovement "Sore" that leads off this menagerie of cuddles does little to distance Annuals from comparisons to other blog-made indie kings, though the breezy, faux country shuffle that drives "Around Your Neck" offers simpler rewards. You know that one sweater, the one that's too tight and a little clingy? The one that's too fey to wear around your ex-cop father-in-law? That's what this is like. And you kinda love that sweater.