NOUN: Self-titled: 7”

Apparently, I’m a little out of the loop on this band. This is Screaming Females frontperson Marissa Paternoster’s solo project and they have two full lengths that I have never heard. If I were to take a stab at giving this a genre tag, I’d go with stoner space pop, but even that doesn’t quite cover it. It’s reverby, guitar-driven rock of some variety, but the definitions become vague and blurred as this record keeps spinning. It is definitely a noun of some sort. Huh. Clever name. Usually, the problem with these records is how lost the songs seems to get, but Noun is smarter than that. The trail is rocky and rough, but any distractions to the journey are brief and concise. I recommend this record. Save this one for a night with the stars.

 –Bryan Static (Don Giovanni, dongiovannirecords.com)