“Radio Silence” C30
(Midwest Action)

Chicago’s Faux Co. are first and foremost an alt/rock band, but (not unike current Wilco,) they’ve got some slick tricks up their sleeve, weaving in psychy, Oldies vibes (not unlike Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeroes) and a touch of heaviness (not unlike Cave In’s later work) that’s perhaps a touch too adventurous for pop radio, but ought tickle the fancy of a good few college radio patrons.

Great for studying on the beach or reading at a bus stop, Faux Co. straddles the line between rock and lull, a warm, pop-background blanket.


—Jacob An Kittenplan