“Something About Hands” C34
(Wolves Productions)

On “Something About Hands” Jarvis Probes not only recalls the spacey guitar tones & noodle-work of 90s indie luminaries like Built To Spill and Dinosaur Jr, he manages to interweave their creative, unique, jammy solo styles into one cohesive force, and then he conjures up some driving, interlocking backing layers (and layers) as well, all of this while avoiding either previously mentioned stalwarts polarizing vocal affects. In fact, JP don’t sing at all, but rather focuses on an almost dream-like sequence of axe-centric hooks & bridges. Pretty fun stuff!

—Jacob An Kittenplan