KLAM: The Concrete Vagina: CS

Shoegaze meets post-punk in this spacey, reverb-drenched daydream of an EP. Heavy on the lo-fi ‘80s key effects and doom-laden minor chords, The Concrete Vagina offers plenty of pleasant, yet unimaginative doses of droning nostalgia in its five original A side songs. Fittingly, the triteness continues on side B with six syrupy, saccharine cover songs. Mimicry is the best form of flattery, but if Klam can break free of their idols’ influence and focus more on honing a sound of their own, their next EP will be something worth purchasing. –Simone Carter (Land Animal Tapes, landanimaltapes.bandcamp.com)