Tape/Off – …And Sometimes Gladness: Cam’s Review Corner
Brisbane’s resident maestros of fuzzed-up indie rock, Tape/Off, return with their second 5-track album, …And Sometimes Gladness, following 2010’s rambunctiously confident debut Unreel Unravel.
Track 1, Backseat, opens the album with a Weezer-ish vibe, but the tunes to follow take the listener into unapologetically noisy territory of the indy-est kind – Hell Comes to Frogtown sounds pretty much like Hell itself hitting town on a wave of power chords. Last track Happen Now ends the album in more mellow, melodic territory, but by then there’s little doubt that Tape/Off are likely to be very welcome guests at your next garage party.
…And Sometimes Gladness is the sound of a band finding its feet and wearing its sneakers very comfortably. If you’re a fan of decibels and garagey guitars, you’re well advised to check these guys