ELEGANZA!: Water Valley High: CD

Jul 20, 2022

Honestly I listen to stuff like this and wonder if the band has ever read a single page of Razorcake. It’s not my intention to gatekeep DIY music at all. However, what the fuck is this alt-country thing doing in my review pile? I first listened to it with fellow Razorcaker Craven Rock and he kept saying it was just like Lucero. I mean, yeah I guess they’re in the same vein, but where are the punk ethics? I just don’t think we are the audience for this. With all the piano and slide guitar, they’re more fitting playing a honky tonk than a dive bar. –Kayla Greet (Dial Back Sound, eleganza.bandcamp.com)