OWLS: Self-titled: CD

Poppy in the way of Braid and Dismemberment Plan. Guitar driven in the sense that the six strings dominate with swirling and fluid sounds over solid percussion and slightly scratchy vocals. It took me a couple listens to enjoy the finer qualities of the music. But once you start to latch on it’s pleasant. “I Want the Blindingly Cute to Confide in Me” is the cut. The guitar that bubbles around the singer proclaiming “There are secrets, there are secrets” is the ingredient to send the song over. This is the kind of music you play on a hot Sunday afternoon while in the throes of mid summer in deep contemplation.

 –M.Avrg (Jade Tree)