REDBEARDS: Self-titled: CD

It’s good to see a band that can appreciate the off kilter, yet melodious stylings of Archers Of Loaf. This New Orleans based band caught me off guard. This is easily one of the best releases I’ve heard in a while. The noisy parts are very climactic, and there are anthems buried in the dissonant punkishness of it all. The elongated sustains of the shrieking guitars and the screamed vocals stray a bit from typical indie rock but embellish the ability to appreciate mellow music and still rock out. This is for fans of the indie rock underground around the mid ‘90s.

 –buttertooth (Heartbreak Beat)