While there’s a lot happening musically, sounds fuse together to create a propulsive and cohesive whole – Small Talk kicks things off with an insanely catchy hook, while the six-minute-long NY Money shows the band’s versatility. On the other hand, you have the blazing instrumental jam Reversed Mirror which reaches a heady crescendo that’s easily the album’s highlight, and the all-guns-blazing punk of Head Spinning. With no two songs sounding the same, this is an album of sonic brilliance worth many revisits.
Side Effects is out March 29 via City Slang/Inertia.
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