RIYL: shattering angular guitars, unconventional time signatures, three-part harmonies
Label: Spartan Records
From Spartan Records:
In a time of facsimiles, replicas, and false tributes, along comes Reader ‚ÄĒ a bombastic, fearlessly unusual rock quartet from Seattle, WA. Practically speaking, this means stunning and precise vocal harmonies over shattering angular guitars, unconventional time signatures, and a driving rhythm section. Less practically speaking, the band‚Äôs debut record ‘Engrams’¬†is a journey ‚ÄĒ a dynamic and unpredictable experience that challenges the listener in all the best ways. Attempting to neatly categorize Reader’s sound is a fool‚Äôs errand. No clean ‚Äúrecommended if you like‚ÄĚ comparisons can be made. The band could best be described as an experimental amalgamation of melodic and layered harmonies over aggressive and mathy guitar-driven rock. Think Alice In Chains meets the late-60‚Äôs vocal stylings of groups like CSNY and Simon and Garfunkel. An original juxtaposition of forces, authentic and uncompromised in any direction.
Check the zoetropic pic disc in action and listen to first single Skeleton below. The pic discs are depleting quickly on Spartan Records’ online store, so if you’re even slightly interested, I wouldn’t wait long.
First pressing limited to 250 copies:
‚ÄĘ Milky Clear (150)
‚ÄĘ Animated Picture Disc (100)
Heavyweight picture disc jacket with 3" x 5" black and white sticker.
This is a pre-order. All pre-orders include an instant download of the song "Skeleton" and a high-quality download of Engrams on August 16th.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive