UNWELCOME GUESTS / ORPHAN CHOIR: Self-titled: 7″

Above average—not anything I would tell my friends about in an excitement of new discovery—but it’s agreeable to my ears. I keep playing it repeatedly, trying to listen to it thoroughly, but I kept missing it. I would be distracted and talk over it or zone out, but that’s a good thing because it means that it didn’t annoy me. I finally sat down in silence to pay attention and I was glad with how it reminded me of Archers Of Loaf, strangely, on both sides even though it was a split. The slow music that would suddenly speed up and then back down is a style that is a fingerprint to Archers Of Loaf for me. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a huge compliment to both bands because I love that band. –Corinne 

 –guest (Salinas, www.unshadowed.com/salinas)