QUIN GALAVIS: My Life in Steel and Concrete: CD

This album is all over the place. There are heavier, nearly melodic hardcore tracks where Galavis screams over loud guitars, but there are also softer, semi-acoustic tracks with string sections and pianos––and sometimes both tendencies manifest in the same track, as with “Distaste.” In general, Galavis delivers plaintive, prolix songwriting that wanders through genres, from grunge to folk to straightforward rock to something more abrasive. This double LP gives him enough space to do it all. –Lyle (Super Secret, supersecretrecords.com)