ROYAL PINES: Three Sheets: LP

Interesting collusion of Fall-esque post punk and maybe some odd rock stuff that would not have been out of place on Am Rep or Alternative Tentacles back in the day. If this were the 1980s (and Three Sheetshas that quality about it: it could just as easily have been recorded then as now), you’d just call this stuff “college rock” and be good to go. Slightly droning and very layered and braced by challenging rhythms and tempos, it’s a record that seethes along pretty decently. A far cry from my usual fare, but convincing enough.

 –keith (Grey Chord)