SOPORS: Golden Era #267: LP

Nov 30, 2010

Containing members of the Abi Yoyos, Parasites Go!, and Shakey Bones, Sopors are one of the Bay Area’s best new bands. With Matt and Spenser plucking away on their guitars and singing their strange songs, you just can’t find a more beautifully perplexing group of tunes. Some may say that I’m giving these guys too much credit, but I see Sopors as a mix between the hooky leads and cohesion of the Marked Men, and the blobby, noisy, questioning chaos of Fleshies. The guitars weave pop melodies into braids of sound while the lyrics plant literary references next to tales of self-seeking time travel, as well as your usual anxieties. It’s great to see these songs on vinyl after spending too long on poorly duplicated cassettes.

 –Daryl Gussin (Mongo Bongo Top Ten Hits)