Sic Alps - Drag City
FILTER Grade: 75%
By Paula Mejia on September 17, 2012
Garage-rock standouts Sic Alps ooze ’60s revival on this, their fifth full-length album. Messy yet polished guitars surge through swathes of melodic white noise while the tracks are still able to maintain an impressive sharpness. Swelling violins and breathy vocals make us think Sic Alps may be the not-so-distant relatives of The Velvet Underground—specifically, the younger cousins who earned their calluses by memorizing Raw Power chords in the garage, a Ray Davies poster visible behind them, dozens of crushed Anchor Steams underfoot.