Songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Gnecco and his band, Ours, are drawing favorable comparisons to some of modern rock's most respected names with Distorted Lullabies.

Songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Gnecco and his band, Ours, are drawing favorable comparisons to some of modern rock's most respected names with Distorted Lullabies. The album's emotional, hypnotic compositions, with their ideal ebb and flow, are reminiscent of Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, and the Cure. The tracks are cemented by Gnecco's vocals (which will inevitably be mistaken for those of U2's Bono—listen to "Bleed" and "Miseryhead"). With its undeniable majesty, his voice effortlessly dips, glides, and soars. Much to his credit, Gnecco uses his instrument only to serve the song, rather than merely to show off his range. The first single, "Sometimes," is just one of the songs that will instantly hook you. "As I Wander" glistens against hushed percussion, "Drowning" is all hard-rock urgency, and "Medication" will leave you feeling pleasantly dazed. Keep both eyes on this band.—CLT