American Culture at Collective Zine

This is some fuzzed up, slacker and poppy indie rock from the desert west in the USA. You can tell they like a fair bit of 90s music like Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth (clear on the first half of “I Wanna Be Your Animal”) and The Jesus & Mary Chain but it’s also got a far poppier side to it buried under the fuzz. Lyrics are a little offbeat too and notable, in particular, on early highlight “Actual Alien”. One thing that has put me off a little is that almost every track is ended on a fade-out. I’m not a huge fan of the old fade-out – it kind of gives the impression that the tracks are unfinished and stops the flow of the album. However, it’s a minor gripe as this is a decent set of songs.