Basic Instructions offers hope of a prolific closing sprint. "May b 1 day #2," a pulsating remix of an already riveting Chat and Business track, would make for a smart selection at any discerning dance marathon. The EP's three new tracks also throb with urgency; the guitar feedback fizzes, and the drums shiver and chatter as if they'd been left in the cold. Something of a Reader's Digest Sonic Youth, Ikara Colt condenses its clamor into three-minute blasts -- a group that knows its date of death doesn't have time for extended experimentation -- and underutilizes its own Kim Gordon, guitarist and backup singer Clare Ingram. Let's hope Ingram gets a solo showcase before this group goes to glue.