"Faith In the Unknown" C30
(Superdreamer Records)

Cowtown’s own Aaron Troyer has a heavy hand in several rockin’ acts near his collegiate Ohioan metropolis (Day Creeper, Pink Owl), but this here tape showcases a slick compilation of some past seven years’ worth of his solo compositions alone. Here, you’ll gleefully soak up some unapologetic influences of the Kinks and Television, as well as a few nods to the Boss, the Clash, and even U2. Incredible bass lines and on-point mixing make this a pretty sweet half hour’s worth of nostalgiarbation; so crank up the jambox and maybe invite your uncle who sometimes parties a li’l too hard. The feeling that y’all should be singing along to these ne’r-heard-before jams will feel surreal enough to spring for some WAFFLE HOUSE hash browns at dawn.


-- Jacob An Kittenplan