Mazes – ORE AND MINERALS
Mazes sound is the structured intensity of Wire with quite a bit of pop sweetener added. The songs are tight but the vaguely twee sounding vocals stop it from becoming too tense. Throw in the odd piano and you have a record that while at first may seem the usually 80’s influenced dross, instead reveals different sides of the music as you continue.
Deathfix – DEATHFIX
Deathfix is collaboration between Fugazi’s Brendan Canty and singer/songwriter Rich Morel. They produce songs that start off in the manner of Fugazi but end up more in a power pop direction with big choruses and even a few middle 8’s. The song Hospital in particular findS common ground between math rock and Big Star.