Pin It
.
Favorites

ALBUM REVIEW: "Spear" 

Pleistocene

"Spear"

Casual Punks

I wouldn't necessarily call Rochester indie-rockers Pleistocene's new release, "Spear," a pop recording, but it has this sweet, undeniably magnetic catchability. The same irresistibility that was first found in the cracks between punk and new wave; cracks that the band fills with a thick, low-fi fuzz, a four-on-the-floor drive, sonic wash, and an endearing dissonance tempered by jangly hooks. But it still comes back to the pop, snap, and crackle and up-tempo drive and cheer.

Front woman and Pleistocene founder Katie Preston has a sweet voice that rings out on the more melodic side of monotone without coming off flat or sour, especially when juxtaposed with her guitar, with its reverberating minimalistic surf adventure. And in adherence to indie quirky fun and impish difficulty, "Spear" is a cassette-only (that's right, cassette) release with a full-digital release promised for later this summer. How you get it into your bloodline matters little. Just get it and dig when it goes "pop."

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Music Reviews

Readers also liked…

Browse Listings

Submit an event
  • Re: Our national emergency

    • Congratulations Cupid. You managed to drag in just about every cliche utilized by Trump and…

    • on February 22, 2019
  • Re: Sinclair TV spreads the conservative message

    • "...McPherson says Sinclair is exposing a broader audience to a conservative viewpoint using the "sheen…

    • on February 22, 2019
  • Re: Adam McFadden facing federal charges

    • Damn!... is EVERYONE involved in politics full of ????

    • on February 22, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity
    If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.” read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.