SORESPOT: Sewerage: CS

Weirdo “alt punk” from Chicago. I get the impression that these folks came of age in the early ‘90s because the songs have a lot of influence from early Weezer, Nirvana, and maybe a little Smashing Pumpkins. Lots of buzz on the guitars, slightly out-of-key vocals (doubled up on some parts), and pop hooks maintained in the instrumentation rather than the vocal melodies. They really win me over in sparse moments of outsider expressionism (“AM UFO Sighting”), but I’m assuming more people will find affinity in the melodic elements of the band. Recommended for fans of Pygmy Lush, Turboslut, and Torche. –Ian Wise (HeWhoCorrupts Inc., hewhocorruptsinc.com)