HIDDEN RIFLES: Across the Neighborhoods: CD

Jul 25, 2018

Members of Invisible Things, Minutemen, Scarcity Of Tanks, Swans, and U.S. Maple let fly with what can only be described as a distillation of all the above parts—at turns funky, artsy, dissonant, jazzy, and oodles of noisy. Rhythms bounce with abandon amid sheets of noisy guitar, and yet there’s an odd catchiness to it all, not unlike (yes, the obvious comparison, I know) the sweet spot between the skronk and major label eras of Sonic Youth’s aural trajectory. Gonna get played to death, this is. –Jimmy Alvarado (Total Life Society)