Leave No Trace - IAMSOUND
FILTER Grade: 77%
By Marty Sartini Garner on August 17, 2011
The polyglot L.A. collective’s second record builds on the sticky web of trilling guitar and guttural sax that formed the base of their sweaty 2009 debut. Leave No Trace is heavy with electronic squarks and sparkling production that sometimes slows the project down, domesticating the group’s furry stutter-stepping into a well-groomed strut. Still, Fool’s Gold knot their songs up in Lewis Pesacov’s elastic guitar, and when they let it go—as in the closing moments of “Bark & Bite”—everything unwinds into bliss.