Album Review by Mark Bayross
This three piece from LA couldn’t come with much cooler credentials: signed to DMZ, the label created by T Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers; praise and a support slot from Trent Reznor; and a roof-raising performance at this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties behind them.
Combining a muscular rhythm section with some pleasingly noisy guitars, there’s more than a hint of Sonic Youth about FUTURE PERFECT, especially on songs like BLANKET and ANGRY CANDY where Eugene Goreshter’s off-key vocals provide a very early-90s indie contrast to the lo-fi dissonance.
As the album progresses following the contemplative GREAT DAYS FOR THE PASSENGER ELEMENT, a more psychedelic space-rock vibe takes over but not at the expense of the feedback, I’m happy to say.
Neither perfect, nor futuristic, the album will nonetheless keep noise-rock fans plenty happy.