In these days when the majority of bands are all taking a drag from the same hypothetical cigarette, noise-pop outfit Microdot is smoking something else entirely - and for the better, I might add. Made up of members who’ve played with the likes of the Angry Dragons, Atomic Don and the Black Sunrise, F.P. Tranquilizer, The Gorgon and Pop Crimes, Microdot successfully blends the recorded-live-off-the-floor-in-your-basement-type music with catchy vocal melodies into a record that’s distinctly all its own. This is showcased best on the standout Teepee in a Forest and the head bopping Electrical Currents. My only complaint is that on some tracks I wish the vocals were at the forefront a little more as they can get lost amongst the noise. Regardless, if you’re seeking unpretentious, raw and organic music you should most definitely check these guys (and gal) out - they’re the real deal.

Published in Volume 66, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 22, 2012)

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