LAZEAR: Self-titled: LP

Some kind of strange mix of power pop, garage rock, and the quiet-loud-quiet-loud school of ’90s alternative rock. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard would be a good comparison point, just without the twelve-minute-long jams. Or maybe Audacity with a stronger Ty Segall influence? The choruses are tight and catchy with remarkable angular guitar work during the verses. This gets my award for best album this review cycle. Seven absolutely solid tracks, with a really lovely cover art design. Recommended. –Gwen Static (MPLS LTD, mplsltd.com)