A Chicago trio, Microcosms have a tight, edgy, lo-fi, faintly British and consistently retro-leaning attack that makes no concession to commerciality. They’re the kind of band you’d expect to hear at a college-town hipster bar. “Waste of Time” shows the band’s ‘60s and ‘70s leanings, with interest- ing vocals that sometimes depart from the central melody, and an overall atonal and dissonant guitar tone. On the catchy “Someone You Know,” the vocals match well and we especially like the backing vocals. The band’s psychedelic dimension surfaces most prominently on “Forget Us.” If you like your alt-rock with a rigid down- stroked guitar framework and nerd-friendly lead vocals, these are your guys.
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Style: Alternative Rock