Maybe I just haven’t been listening to enough noise-rock, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen chaos turned into a viable mission statement like this. Akron/Family is considerably more pop than the bands that usually get away with that sort of thing, which is why “The Rider” was such a hair-raising moment on Meek Warrior and why “Raising The Sparks” is the unqualified success of the preceding split LP. Technically I guess it’s not really the chorus, but the congealing of voices which hits halfway through is clearly the whole point of the operation. They’re certainly not the first band to shout at a microphone, but I can’t remember the last time I wanted to sing along like this.
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