AIVERY: Because: CD

This three-piece from Vienna is taking me back to the days when I would lay in my bedroom and listen to Veruca Salt. I am grateful for that. Aivery’s vocals are more lilting and lazed than that though, more Colleen Green than Nina Gordon. Dark and moody, this record’s main focus seems to be playing with your expectations—there are quick tempo changes and driving riffs mixed with ethereal leads. The moments where it’s more melodic can get a little rote, but the dissonant moments give us a peek into something more challenging. –Theresa W. (Siluh, siluh.com)