This Seattle quartet with a couple of indie releases under its belt makes a raging impression with its third album and first Sub Pop release.

This Seattle quartet with a couple of indie releases under its belt makes a raging impression with its third album and first Sub Pop release. This largely instrumental set draws from an international lexicon of influences: Irish fret-smashers My Bloody Valentine, the Canadian noise commune Godspeed You Black Emperor!, the Japanese sonic-damage outfit High Rise, and the hometown Sub Pop-bred blast furnace Earth. Throw in the syncopations of German krautrockers Neu! and you have a stormy and engrossing sonic stew. The high-octane, high-volume tracks here, most of them eight to 12 minutes apiece, potently exploit slamming power chording, grunge-flecked soloing, and powerful dynamics. Killer instro-rock.—CM

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