SENDERS: Lucidity/Lividity: LP

You know how Hot Water Music bands play slow for dramatic affect, like they’re struggling to bash out each chord and rasp into the mic? Well, what if they beefed up the guitars until those slow parts sounded like stoner rock? And, what if they kept the emo guitar flourishes so that they sounded like mid-’90s indie/hardcore bands like Sunny Day Real Estate of Engine Kid? It comes together really well thanks to a huge guitar sound, a super tight drummer, and catchy, concise songs. Thank you punks for taking a few things that were lying around the yard and making something new and cool. It’s alchemy!

 –CT Terry (Kiss Of Death)