HERO CYCLE, THE: Lakes and Ponds: CDEP

This EP from Vermont’s The Hero Cycle serves up five tracks of subdued yet energetic indie rock. The vocals are shared between two members; the female half’s voice has a chanty, ethereal quality. Their big, layered sound sweeps you in, and the songs manage to feel driving and chaotic without breaking a sweat. I feel the Built to Spill influences here. –Sarah Shay

 –guest (Hidden Shoal)