Rose Gives a Lilly
Label: FAT POSSUM
This promising debut calls to mind an era when Yuck's members were still yuckin' up diapers. The band seems to have homed in on early '90s college radio as a reference point, balancing elements from shoegaze haze to lo-fi guitar to smooth-sailin' dream pop. Some of the album rocks; some of it rolls: Tracks like "Get Away" and "Holing Out" buzz with the guitar assaults of Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr.; others such as "Shook Down," "Suicide Policeman" and "Stutter" simmer with the girl-guy harmonies and melodic ease of Yo La Tengo. This is '90s revival at its freshest.