This is a quaint, ambitious new band that never reaches for the sonic heights The Pixies found, but still forces us to consider dancing amongst like-minded indie rockers. Sadly, this is only the case in subtle doses, and much of their haphazardly choreographed set left most in attendance either a.) wanting more, or b.) glad the band didn't bother trying.
July 26, 2009
You cant fake sincerity when so many want to join your pledge. Chicagos own A Lull deploy a serious serving of devout songs that beg for further examination. Theyre simply so textured with luminous consecration to sonic beauty its a wonder one wouldnt require numerous listens right out of the gate.
June 18, 2009
Eels' frontman Mark Oliver Everett is self-aware. His intimate sentiments are heart-on-your-sleeve homage to how little he values self-worth, opting to render his listeners devastated by constantly reminding them it’s what he lacks that brings them in. He has one significant problem: Each album of his contains a gamete of solid songs, but the whole thing altogether sounds like a 45-minute identity crisis between an aging hipster and the youthful emo-minded angst monger within. His latest effort, Hombre Lobo, is no different.
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