Traces - Solids - Blame Confusion
Label: Dine Alone Records - DAT001 • Format: Cassette Limited Edition • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Grunge, Alternative Rock
Hackneyed as it may be to mention, the Montreal duo Solids did an excellent job choosing a name. While listening to Blame Confusionit's hard to imagine that an album this densely packed with sound is the handiwork of just two people, but guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette fill every possible nook and cranny on their debut album with heavy yet melodic music. Like plenty of other indie rock bands in the s, Solids take inspiration from alt-rock's early-'90s heyday, and it's easy to hear bits of Sonic YouthSuperchunkand Dinosaur Jr.
At times they also resemble a lo-fi However, Germain-Poitras and Guillemette's time in hardcore bands is just as important to Solids ' approach; the duo sounds much more passionate than the like-minded bands that borrow too much from the slacker ethos of the '90s.
They wear this anthemic spirit well: even on the poppiest songs, like the title track and "Haze Away," Blame Traces - Solids - Blame Confusion vibrates with barely contained energy.
On furious tracks such as "Traces" and "Cold Hands," the tension between Guillemette and Germain-Poitras' big sound and Adrian Popovich 's stripped-down production generates sparks. The duo also pulls off an honest-to-goodness ballad with the Traces - Solids - Blame Confusion yet melancholy closing track "Terminal," which, in its own way, shows how far Solids have come from 's debut EP Generic Dogs Traces - Solids - Blame Confusion much as the louder songs here.
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