Midwest Product's mini-album, "WORLD SERIES OF LOVE," adds a new instrument to the mix: vocals. From the angsty ravings on "Dead Cat" to the cool (and oddly humorous) 80s drone on "Bank" that would give Ladytron a run for their money, Midwest Product seems to be reaching for indie crossover--even though that's probably not their intention. On the instrumental tracks, "Swamp" sounds as if it could have come off of SPECIFICS, while "Avant Poop" goes for a more aggressive, distorted bass, and "Duckpond," mixes electronic atmospherics with art-rock. The chorus on "Motivator" seems a bit out of place to me, but "Umbrella" closes the album on a quiet, ambient note. Not as cohesive as SPECIFICS, I'm afraid.