TEMPER AND HOLD: The Speed of Travel: LP

Very reliant on that note-heavy style that bands like Minus The Bear and Pteradon used to such great effect. Mathy, lively, and smart, well produced; it also brings to mind stuff like Life At These Speeds and Hankshaw. The vocals are interesting in the fact that this woman straight-up sings, something a little unusual for the genre. Tight, veering post-rock stuff with some decent momentum behind it. –Keith Rosson (Grafton)