YEARS AROUND THE SUN: Inva De Siva: CD

May 26, 2008

I remember a few years back when Pinback made it huge. They had a sound similar to Modest Mouse, but sounded more compelling and bass that was a little thicker and more driving. This San Diego band takes its cue cards from Pinback to the point of losing its own identity. I thought I was actually listening to a Pinback song. Over and over again, ‘cause this is a one trick pony. The recording sounds great, and the musicianship is there, but I can’t help but feel that the sincerity is lost in unoriginality. I live in San Diego and I guess they had to let the reviewer know they have been nominated for “best alternative band” in the San Diego Music Awards, which I never give an ounce of credit to, anyway. Guys, use your talent to create something new! 

 â€“buttertooth (Manaloft)

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