Neck of The Woods

Silversun Pickups

Neck of The Woods

Released: May, 8th 2012

Neck of the Woods finally breaks Silversun Pickups from their '90s alt-rock comparisons. Not that they're done exploring (and improving on) that blueprint; the opening “Skin Graph” explodes into a droning indie pop gem worthy of The Breeders. A-list producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, Kasabian, R.E.M.) mixes Brian Aubert’s guitars to sound suitably big and heavy. In “Make Believe,” Aubert whisper-sings before slipping into nasal-toned inflections. The standout song “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” is immediately gripping, with a fluttering strobe of distorted tones and blissed-out dream-pop guitars, but it’s the unshakable melody that makes it special. Both “The Pit” and “Dots and Dashes (Enough Already)” work in gloomy post-punk flourishes.

  1. Skin Graph - 6:01
  2. Make Believe - 5:12
  3. Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) - 5:10
  4. Busy Bees - 5:37
  5. Here We Are (Chancer) - 4:48
  6. Mean Spirits - 4:48
  7. Simmer - 6:49
  8. The Pit - 4:39
  9. Dots and Dashes (Enough Already) - 5:06
  10. Gun-Shy Sunshine - 5:37
  11. Out Of Breath - 4:59

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