Among The Noise: Hookworms’ Microshift

Musical worms.

Microshift drones its way into one’s stomach and once it gets there, drops off catchy hooks and rock explosions. The album is a patient one, not afraid to draw out the slow moments and to drone slowly to a climax. And it builds. Organ-like synths and electronic loops feature heavily; drum and guitar tracks compound on the noise. It layers and layers as the songs continue, and vocals add to the noise.  And when it comes together, it all breaks, transitioning into catchy rock choruses and more straightforward structure. It feels all the more special because of its surroundings.

RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, Liars, Hot Chip, Animal Collective