ROMSKIP: Vasje Meningen: LP

Jul 21, 2023

In another band’s hands it might sound empty or careerist, but Romskip’s grand, often dreamy rock feels genuine and natural and they’re good at it. They’re mostly pulling notions from the psych and garage and indie worlds and stretching them into stadium-pop shapes, and I can see the appeal. Still, their big swings seem to come from another, comparatively simpler era—’00s into the early ’10s indie rock—and it’s hard not to hear that search for collective feeling and Bush II/Obama-era anthemic grandeur as relics. There’s something endearing about the songs, they’re often very catchy, and they’re also weirdly sobering reminders that things have changed. –Matt Werts (Back To Beat,

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