Album Review: Defeat The Low – A Nervous Smile (Score: 9/10)

122774-L-LOYes, the owner of Rise Records is the guitarist in this band, and that should be the only time to address that, because Defeat the Low’s debut album, A Nervous Smile, certainly carries itself. With a sound reminiscent of bands such as Glassjaw, Texas Is The Reason and everyone in between, the quintet is bringing back some of the best sounds of alternative rock. As a self-produced album, the debut has a coherent and full sound of the band’s own design and fans of the genre will certainly find something to like in this release, which is certainly a must listen.
– Victoria Patneaude