The Loud Wars

"Creative music" has become a bit exhausting as of late. Artists either pile up so many epic cadences that they are robbed of value, or they ape lo-fi recordings in ways that seem more calculated than honest. So thank the fucking lord for So Many Dynamos, who just may bring us back to the days when indie rock and post-punk represented exciting independent thoughts. While The Loud Wars is overflowing with extremely impressive musicianship ("The Novelty Of Haunting"), creative time shifts ("Glaciers") and interesting instrumentation ("New Bones"), it also has an inviting pop sensibility. From the effervescent percussion that opens the record to the dance party that closes it, this album is both smart and fun. Hopefully, the Dynamos will be handed the post-punk crown and run very, very far away with it.