July 2015 National Music Reviews

Review: Weed – Running Back

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Weed-Running-Back

Weed
Running Back

Lefse Records
Street: 04.07
Weed = Whirr + Best Coast

Despite their very on-the-nose name, I’m not sure I’d want to listen to the band Weed’s new album while under the influence of any kind of substance, though that is probably more of a testament to my delicate state of mind than any kind of judgment on the quality of this album. Far from being a bad album, Running Back is an excellent example of the shoegaze-y grunge rock that has been gaining popularity in the underground indie rock scene in the past half-decade or so. If you like noisy, washy guitars and vocals that are present enough to hear the melody but buried enough that you can’t understand them, then you should probably go listen to this on Bandcamp. –Alex Gilvarry