DARKLANDS: Hate It Here: LP

A trio from Providence, R.I. that actually sounds much bigger here. Sifting through the undercurrents are bands like Ride and Swervedriver. But don’t forget newer bands like The Life And Times, too. Throw them all in a blender and you may get a taste of what Darklands brings to the party. “See You Soon” has a slinky bass line that will pull you in quickly. “Like a House on Fire” smolders until you are just left with ringing in your ears. A good ringing. –Sean Koepenick (Atomic Action!, [email protected])