On the debut release from Indicator Indicator, Quinzy’s Sandy Taronno brings his own brand of mid-tempo indie pop to the table. Pairing his expressive voice with electronic drums on opener My Love Don’t Belong; a synth hook on January First, and emptiness in the elegiac closer Back into the Fire, the standout track is Your Cocoon, a catchy song about someone who needs to mature that could have been a single from the last Gotye album. Taronno doesn’t do anything unnecessarily fancy vocally; he sticks to what he does well and sounds polished. Synth/piano is usually a good choice in indie pop, and is complemented well here by guitar and electronic drums to make the instrumentation simple but satisfying. Produced along with John Paul Peters (Propagandhi), Taronno has whetted the appetite for a full-length release.
Published in Volume 67, Number 26 of The Uniter (May 29, 2013)