REPORTS: Dinamo Cambridge: LP

Fuzzed-out, noisy alterna-punk from Boston. Strikes a catchy balance between stoned resignation and caffeinated tension. Lou Barlow-ish vocals, cascading drums, driving bass, and Eastern-sounding psychedelic guitar freakouts. I’m hearing Meat Puppets II, the trippier parts of Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade, and the rockin’er early Sebadoh songs. All with a rich melodic sense and a strong punk backbeat. Six songs on Side A and ninety percent of Side B is occupied by the title track, a twelve minute vamp. I’ve played side A four times in the last day, but don’t see myself flipping this record that often.

 –CT Terry (