SPACE RAFT: Self-titled: CD/LP

This Wisconsin four-piece was started by Jordan Davis of Mystery Girls, a band that released a couple albums on In The Red Records. While Mystery Girls had more of a garage sound, Space Raft is rooted in power pop with psych rock flair and some classic rock riffs. I can hear some Matthew Sweet as well as some Badfinger. The nine songs clock in at forty minutes and they all have a more summery, blessed-out feel, which is appropriate given the style of music the band plays. This is one of those albums that I can say is recorded well and sounds good, but didn’t have anything strong enough to win me over to a sound of which I’m not a fan. Still, that’s much more positive than I can say about most of the stuff I review. 

 –kurt (Dusty Medical)