“Make Like” C38
(Strange Weather Records)

Lately, I’ve come to realize that I like my indie rock like I like my whiskey; pretty much not at all, unless it’s straight up amazing, or mixed with something really weird, for novelty’s sake. Roommate fall into the former, crafting a straight-forward blend of Gang of Four-ish edginess (albeit with softer corners) along with the most palatable of pre-hiatus Dismemberment Plan’s harmonies. It’s catchy, but with plenty of turns and minors, upbeat but not exactly hip-shaking. Give it a chance and become your own personal bobble-head doll.


- - Jacob An Kittenplan