Sounds Like: A girl/guy duo from Maryland who layer noises over a simple guitar and drums formula for a fuzzy, pretty indie rock effect that (miraculously) doesn’t sound totally derivative.
Free Association: Like Beach House’s but 50x more diverse.
For Fans Of: Yo La Tengo, Stars x Atlas Sound, humble weirdos.
Parts & Labor
Sounds Like: The venerable trio’s back with a solid effort, their fifth in true form (those Escapers LPs are NUTS), full of soaring vocals, busy synths and manic drumming.
Free Association: Plenty of chaotic noise here, but there’s also a lot of pretty harmonies.
For Fans Of: Lightning Bolt x Husker Du, Oneida, The Knitting Factory.
PW's Music Issue 2014