ANDY PLACE AND THE COOL HEADS: In a Confusing Futuristic Bar: LP

Jul 21, 2023

Portland heads dropping a huge-sounding throwback, like a soundtrack to an ’80s teen movie complete with synths and huge rock production. Think Modern Lovers meet the Scorpions and Bowie. You know? Like major label giant rock stadium gear but played by scummy punk kids, one of whom was in fucking Nerveskade and Frenzy. It’s not totally my deal, but that’s not taking away from the mastery of what these folks are doing. Bet they rip it up live to a bunch of tight jeans and blown-out do’s. –Tim Brooks (Blackwater)