Anthony Rogers

New Music Critique: Anthony W. Rogers

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6.8

Nineties alt-rock refugee Anthony Rogers returns with a DIY project that’s a lo-fi thumb-to-the-nose to slick neo-corporate indie-rock. Rogers’ raw living-room recordings capture performances that are fun and interesting, if not altogether satisfying. “Smash” has infectious group harmonies and quirky, off-beat horn playing. “I’ll Take the Blame” is noisy and chaotic, but it seems like there’s a nice Beach Boys type song trying to rise from the sludge. What caught our ears most is the lazy-paced psych-pop shimmer of “Half The Picture” which conjures something of a Beatles “White Album” outtake vibe. Rogers record is not for everybody. And that seems to be the whole point.

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Seeking: Exposure, Airplay
Style: Avant-garde Pop