Album Review: "Light Rays" by The Boxmasters (7/10)

Distributed by: Keen Tone Records

Producers: The Boxmasters

Created to satisfy their craving for ‘60s beats, the Boxmasters claim garage rock as their missionary roadmap. Emitting a steady rolling stream of nostalgic melodies since 2007, their tenth release traverses familiar territory. Even still, Light Rays, stuffed liberally with primary colors and a drifter’s attitude, draws upon a host of disparate influences that grants them unexpected freshness. Perversely, the Boxmasters have perfected a shortcut to the heart by leaning upon the originality of others.