CROSS BROTHERS: Living on Sheepsheads: 12”

It’s time for me to go officially on record: I like the Strokes, and it’s not my fault that a nation full of lunkheads once thought they were the bees’ knees. The Cross Brothers (Cleveland’s Cross Brothers; not the Cross Brothers from Byrdstown, Tenn.) remind me of a better version of the Strokes: tight, restrained, poppy rock’n’roll, but with an amazing tribal and vaguely rockabilly backbeat to many of the songs. Good record. –The Lord Kveldulfr (Just Because)