On their debut full-length, four piece Massachusetts band, Speedy Ortiz, manages a bit of magic by conjuring the spirits of classic American indie rock, while twisting those ghosts into new shapes. It’s easy to hear the influences of Helium, Jawbox, and Chavez in the music, as well as nods to their contemporaries including Grass is Green, Pile, and Roomrunner. Sweet vocal harmonies run up against gnarly distortion, aided by basic, chunky bass parts and heavy, fill-laden drums.
Speedy Ortiz tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Oct 2013.
Official website speedyortiz.bandcamp.com