November 15, 2005

The Weather Machines: The Sound of Pseudoscience: Review

The Weather Machines, free and legal mp3s available belowThe Weather Machines
The Sound of Pseudoscience
[Tigers Against Crime - 2005]
*Sixeyes Rating: 8.0 out of 10





The Weather Machines are from Rapid City, South Dakota. After a year and a half together, the quartet of Jason Ward [vocals/guitar], Patrick Fleming [guitar], Ali DeMersseman [bass], and J. Waylon Miller [drums], have self-released on Jason Ward's own label, Tigers Against Crime, their debut album, The Sound of Pseudoscience.

This is power pop crisply executed. There is no messing around, these twelve short tracks are all meaty hooks and shiny barbs. Following the opening nugget, "Modern Text On Love" [whose opening guitar riff recalls XTC], you'd expect a young band to slide into average, maudlin territory, but no... these musicians bear down and deliver lead singer Jason Ward's songs with a consistent energy matching the songs surprising quality. Bringing to mind bands like Ted Leo, XTC, The Strokes, and 'eternally missing in action' The La's -- this is power pop with impeccable pedigree and deep roots. Recommended.

+ modern text on love
+ last stop

2 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks so much for posting this! I'm in South Dakota myself, but somehow I'd never heard of this band - they are fantastic.

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  2. Thanks for the support! Glad you dig the record.

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