May 21, 2010

Starts off with a standard ‘90s indie rock sound, then around the middle they suddenly turn into Dinosaur Jr, and that’s when things start to get interesting. The sound is soaked in distorted guitars, the vocals are buried under a layer of noise, and everything else mixing around in the swirl. Songs like “Lack of Support” and “Sure Enough” sound more focused, and these are the two strongest cuts on the album. Still, this is a pretty solid record the whole way through, as they try their hand at almost a little bit of everything, such as the semi-quiet “Riptide,” which is a slow number, with the vocals sung a little soft, that sort of reminds me of Superchunk’s “Here’s Where The Strings Come in.” I get the sense that the best is yet to come from these folks.

 –M.Avrg (myspace/com/silentwaynb)