SUMMER PEOPLE: Good Problems: CD

May 25, 2010

This one messed with my head. Started out like a folkier/hippy Reconstruction Site-era Weakerthans. Then it quickly turns into a weird mixture of a jammier Bridge And Tunnel mixed with noisy, atmospheric (which I don’t find myself saying about most of the stuff I get here) indie rock, like that broken up New York band, the Sea Change? I could get into it a little more if it was more consistent. However, when I looked at the press sheet, it explains “In lesser skilled hands, the album would sound disjointed and random. Instead, these thirteen tracks are cohesive; fitting perfectly into the band’s collage of beautifully fractured noise.” Well, I guess I’m wrong then!  –joe (Red Leader,