ELSINORES: Demo 2011: Cassette

Half fuzzy Ramones-core with a keyboardist, half garage rock. This is the third tape I’ve heard by the Elsinores and they show no sign of wearing thin. Their songs are simple, but reliable, delivering the same kind of from-home charm that a worn-out VHS tape used to have. What I really enjoy is the sludge that echoes throughout the pop elements of the record—the thickness of the guitar combined with the fuzz of the format. Thick, delicious, endlessly enjoyable.

 –Bryan Static (Self-released)