WOVEN BONES: In and out and Back Again: LP

Nov 30, 2010

Lo-fi garage rock with a droney, sleepy, dreamy side. Sort of reminds me of Suicide, Wet Hair, but instead of synthesizers, Woven Bones use guitars that have a dirty fuzz. Admittedly, this took me a few listens before I could get into it. It’s one of those records that reveals itself to you as long as you meet it in the middle. Gotta give if you wanna get, I suppose. “If It Feels Alright” and “Creepy Bone” are immediate attention grabbers and “Blind Conscience” is a nice way to close the album off. It’s a steady-going tune that’s sleepy in a good way. Shoegazer-like, without the dense wall of distortion, and in place of the soft vocals there’s a nasally snarl. But it all works. There are some songs that have a fast pace, but, on the whole, this is one of those albums you put on, go sit on the couch, and stare at the ceiling fan, thinking about how the light and shadows create optical illusions, such as the fan reversing direction for a few seconds.

 –M.Avrg (Hozac, hozacrecords.com)

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