BAUWAVES: U R Everything: LP

Bauwaves is the new thing fronted by Lew Houston, who has formerly spent time in the bands Party Garbage, Wild America, and Lesser Beings. U R Everything is Lew at his seemingly most raw and vulnerable, with nine songs of the utmost honest and direct display of unrestrained feelings of a person seemingly going through the worst of times. The thing about this record is the fact that the bass and drums are very much understated, leaving Lew’s often wavering voice and his distorted guitar up front to paint these vivid pictures of great despair. Because of this, the sounds here are hard to pigeonhole, giving this more of an untraditional indie rock record feeling, timeless and fresh. This record is absolutely great—I cannot recommend it enough. –Mark Twistworthy (Salinas, salinasrecords.com, bauwaves.bandcamp.com)