Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Not Scientists - Destroy To Rebuild CD

Waterslide (2015)

If it's not obvious from the release date above, I took way too long to write about this album.  Though I haven't had it since 2015, I've definitely had it for a few years and it's just been sitting in a pile of CDs that I haven't written about yet.  Now that's not to say I haven't listened to it.  In fact, this has been on my iPod since mid 2016, and I've listened to it many, many times.  I've just never put pen to paper (or in this case, fingers to keyboard) and let the world know how much I like this album.

Not Scientists are from France and they've concocted an album full of jagged guitar riffs and melodic choruses that pull together a lot of disparate influences into their songs.  At times I hear the sort of energetic downstrokes that I associate with bands like Idle Hands, but then there are moments where a Superchunk-esque hook takes over the song (They actually cover Superchunk's "Precision Auto" on one of the bonus tracks that's on this Japanese version of the CD).  Sometimes I think they remind me of the band The Sedatives, only to suddenly hear a hook that makes me think they're playing 1990s UK punk like fellow countrymen Chestnut Road.

Throughout all of this shapeshifting, the one consistent is every song is catchy and has a forward driving beat that keeps my toes tapping and my head nodding.  Why it took me over two years to finally write about this album, I'll never know, but it's definitely an album worth checking out.  Looking around the internet, it looks like the band put out another album in 2018.  I'll have to hunt that one down as well.

Not Scientists - Destroy And Rebuild:

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