GENTLE CYCLE: “Ivy” b/w “It’s You”: 7”

Feb 06, 2020

Gentle Cycle released a full-length in 2017. The band returns in top form with a two-song slammer exhibiting a band revving in two gears. “Ivy” is a power pop jangle-fest with a great melodic guitar solo and solid harmonizing in the chorus. It’s right where you want to find your ’60s-baked power pop. The second song comes on with some MC5-style aggressiveness in the vocals and bass. It’s wickedly tinged in fuzz. Both songs are great and fast acting. This is what 45s are for. –Billups Allen (13 O’Clock)