WITCHING WAVES: Persistence: LP/CD

Angular, groove-laden indie punk is what this London (U.K.)-based trio specializes in and this, its sophomore album, provides evidence of a band at the top of its game. There are so many elements here that appeal to me, including the warm, slightly fuzzed guitar, the male/female vocals, and occasional similarity to a slightly polished and less frenetic God Equals Genocide, especially in the dual vocals. An impressive release. –Rich Cocksedge (Specialist Subject, [email protected], specialistsubjectrecords.co.uk)