GRAND ROSES: Built on Schemes: CD

Here’s something you don’t come across every day: indie rock from Sweden. They have a sound that packs a punky wallop but refrains from failing to that genre’s staid conventions, dramatic without going too over the top, and melodic without resorting to pop clichés. They manage here to evoke the best of the genre’s 1980s glory days without sounding like a tribute band encased in amber. Impressive. 

 –jimmy (Noisolution,