RED VOICE CHOIR: A Thousand Reflections: CD

While the lyrics are a bit abstract for my taste, I like this four-piece half-male, half-female band. It tends to have a melancholy, jagged feel to it. The bass is thick and the guitars stay on the dissonant chords. They retain a sense of urgency, steer clear of sounding contrived, and fit a keyboard in without sounding hokey. This doesn’t blow me away, but it’s worth a listen if you like dark indie rock.

 –buttertooth (Atakra)