PATOIS COUNSELORS: Proper Release: LP

Dissonant art-wave with a bit more sophistication than one usually runs into anymore. The songs, definitely the sum of some often-complicated parts, were initially off-putting, with their jerky-jerky rhythms and lack of obvious hooks, but they eventually sunk their teeth in thanks to some quality musicianship and clever arrangements. All told, challenging but rewarding. –Jimmy Alvarado (Ever/Never, evernever.bigcartel.com)