This debut from a DC trio drifts from post-punk to Southern gothic and right into psychedelic with subdued male/female vocals and lo-fi acoustics. Moody, unrequited Angelinos may take note of their likability to early Great Northern, particularly with the smooth drum beat and female vocals on “You Don’t Dream.” “Out of Your Fugue” conjures up Nick Cave or Concrete Blonde with languid, melancholic guitar chords. My fav, “Stones inside Her Chest,” reminds me of early Cranes with minimalistic, haunting bass and drums like crashing waves. For the sullen hipster in you.
–Kristen K (Etxe, etxerecords.com)