Caravels’ material on this new split release is on par with their astounding Floorboards EP from 2010—angular, dissonant hardcore with heaps of melody and angst. They frequently remind us of a hungrier, more desperate version of Touché Amoré, and tracks like “Sagan Genesis” and “Beer Pressure” are piercing and powerful. But check out the sweeping “Bone Voyage” for a hint of where Caravels might be headed; it’s ending riff sounds downright apocalyptic, sort of the flaming apex of Neurosis-inspired drone and Hoover-like looped emote. Gifts From Enola are a whole other beast, though. Formerly an instrumental band, they are much more ambient and, well, weird. These Virginians deliver two longer songs that burst, bloom and build to a rousing climax. Lots of space-rock worship is added into songs that seem more like storybooks in audio; kind of like Japan’s Envy if they rocked out a little more (check out the kickass riff halfway into “Angel Face”). Definitely one of the better split releases to come out in some time—and both are bands to watch.