Monday, July 18, 2011
Former Take My Face frontman Dan Type's latest band takes his prog inclinations in divergent directions. Free-floating, electro-acoustic arrangements imbued with reverb and existential anguish connect the dots between Thom Yorke, shoegazer post-punk, the artier end of emo and post-rock. The hooks may often be buried under the sound, but exploration can yield rewards. Americana-cellist-about-town melaniejane adds to the serious proceedings on occasion. Clocking in at less than 34 minutes, this feels like a teaser of grander things to come—and it's a fair bet to say they're capable of it.