LATE BLOOMER: Self-titled: LP

Jul 29, 2013

Late Bloomer play a mix of grunge and melodic punk. There’s a lot to like here. Melancholy melodies, sing-song vocals, lurch…thud early Nirvana guitars and psychedelic solos. Six or seven of these ten songs would fit on a playlist alongside The Posies, Meat Puppet,s and Hickey. The other ones kill the mood by straying too far into pop punk territory. I’ll chalk that up to a new band finding its sound, and look forward to an even better second LP. The cover art nails the mood: dark and cartoonish but kinda twee. It looks like a crust record as commissioned from Edward Gorey.

 –CT Terry (