A horrible hack

Tideland

Asleep In The Graveyard

Year Released: 2010
Format: LP
Label: Robotic Empire - Sons Of Vesta
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 24, 2011
Yeah, this is cool. A rough, scruffy mix of washed-out shoegazey vagueness, fizzy bursts of 90s indie (think 'Bakesale'-era Sebadoh or Sonic Youth somewhere inbetween 'Dirty' and 'Experimental Jet Set...') and the occasional startling blast of white-hot rage. The overriding impression is of a tetchier Bitch Magnet or a snottier, messier and all-round less tuneful Malady, and, barring the odd moment where the singer sounds a bit too much like a feral child yowling up from the bottom of a well, it's all pretty top drawer. I like this plenty, and I'd wager a good few folks who pay attention to the grumblier, more cantankerous side of US indie will too.

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