DONT’S / Those Delicate Chemicals CD / Self-Released / 2010
These local indie rock heroes are all over the place in a good way. Sometimes they’re in updated techno/disco territory, sometimes in ‘90s alt-rock land, sometimes in Arty Quirksville. It’s all done with a light touch so nothing seems pretentious or overstated. They wear plenty of influences on their sleeves, but always put things together their own way. Not groundbreaking, but definitely easily listenable.
TALKING HEADS, BLOC PARTY, GANG OF FOUR
2 “Breakdown” (more danceable than the TOM PETTY song of the same name)
5 “Killove” (for fans of the early LIARS)
10 “Gasoline” (techno CLASH?)