SUN VALLEY GUN CLUB: Self-titled: CD

Four-piece band from Oakland, Calif. that makes me think of Evan Dando guesting with Dinosaur Jr.: noisy guitars, lumbering rhythms, and obtuse lyrics make this an intriguing listen. It’s not punk but I still dig it. There are eight songs on this album, but two songs are over six minutes. So time-wise I think we will consider this a full length. Captivating and worth exploring. –Sean Koepenick (Transplant Sound, sunvalleygunclub.com)