Wednesday, May 05, 2010
It takes from '90s indie guitar bands, Television and 60s pop, which is why "freewheeling" (as an adjective) doesn't feel right to describe this jam from Portland's Archers. Actually, it's perfect: angular melodies and big chunks of guitar jostle for space under the vox, possibly supplied by Chris Cantino of RQ faves Saudade (could be his bro Michael?). Like Saudade, Archers build their sound so masterfully you tend to not notice how technically accomplished these dudes are, and it's not easy to make this magnitude of shredding and time signature fuckery unobtrusive. YET THAT IS WHAT THEY DO. Just try to not pump your fucking fists all over the place.