A metallic, punk-ish heart still beats beneath the quartet’s polished veneer, yet instead of propelling movements single-handedly, it functions as part of a multi-tendrilled attack. Clanging riffs crash against jagged walls of rhythm as sturdy melodies unfold gracefully and singer-bassist Cullen Dansby does his neat little trick of sounding like a lovelorn young adult tenderoni with lava in his veins. He’s neither pushover nor bully, and the odd ambiguity he conveys neatly reflects the essence of a band that traffics in obvious references to myriad guitar-based genres but never succumbs to anything less than unique brilliance.
Fri w/In Fair Verona, PlayRadioPlay, Fashions Fade, Sterling, Jean Grey, Kansas & The Cities, Sydney Confirm, and Beware the Downfall at The Door, 2521 Rodeo Plaza, FW. 817-624-OPEN.