LANE: Teaching Not to Pray: 10” EP

May 20, 2019

Mid-tempo melodic punk bordering on alt rock, from France. It’s by-the-numbers for the most part, though vocalist Eric Sourice has a dignified, poetic quality when he sings that makes me think of a more traditionally punk Mark Renner, or a rougher, pub version of Stuart Adamson—something about windswept countryside and grey cobbled streets. And “The Dice” feels like a downer late-’80s classic, or something in the tradition of downer late-’80s classics. Not inventive but not bad. –Matt Werts (Twenty Something,