As their name suggests, this Fort Collins, CO fourpiece has a determinedly downcast vision of life and, in sensual singer Nick Starr Duarte, an ideal voice to bring that vision to life. The band’s urgently brooding sound is not unfamiliar to ‘90s alt-rock fans, but the inclusion of a mainstay cello on these songs gives each a modicum of distinction. “Generator” is the band at its best, a song whose performances and production are in 7 total sync. We wondered where the bottom end went in the otherwise energetic “Ordinary,” while the foreboding “The Rover” has an eerily fetching atmosphere that we’d like to hear in a film or TV show. There’s lots of skill and finesse at work in this band, who’ll certainly please the Gloomy Guses out there.
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