Following up on their debut EP from two years ago, Nashville’s Idle Bloom have now released their first full-length. With a sound that pays tribute to 90ies alt-rock and sees psych-pop influences sneaking in, they end up somewhere between The Breeders and Dinosaur Jr with a psychedelic twist.
There are some good moments on “Little Deaths”. Opening track “Seeker” is a solid song that sounds like it’s having a particularly bad day. Too bad the vocals take an awkward turn here and there. The way the instrumental freakout that is “Interlude” segues into “Sleeper” is pretty sweet as well.
As you work your way down the track-listing, the songs however do end up sounding alike. And while most of them work well enough while you’re listening to them, they fail to leave a lasting impression afterwards. I’m missing something to latch onto. The fact that the vocals have this detached quality to them, doesn’t exactly help things either. Maybe next time.
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