August 2015 National Music Reviews

Review: Novella – Land

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Novella – Land Novella
Land

Sinderlyn Records
Street: 05.11
Novella = Faust + The Horrors

Novella finally graced the scene with another album after three years of hermiting and honing their style, and it has graciously paid off. Land is a psychedelic and danceable chimera full of soaring and layered vocals. A unification of simple, pop-ready melodies, heavy feedback and creative krautrock influences provide a palette suitable for crossclique enjoyment—see “Land Gone” and “Blue Swallows.” Tinges of ’90s alt and shoegaze round out the dish, imparting a complex flavor profile. I know what I’ll be turning on at my next carouse. –LeAundra Jeffs