Throughout these 11 songs, the New York-based trio hones in on the true malevolence that lies within dissonance and feedback. The recording sounds like it was made on a boom box, and the lo-fi sound lends quite a bit to the music, blurring the lines between unchecked aggression and organization. Each song roars with such ferocity it distorts naturally, phasing in and out of profound moments of white noise.
"Don West" and "Leather Pants Couple" jolt to life like downed power lines, while "Cuckoo" throbs with machine-like endurance. Clusters of rhythms and ruckus jostle each other in a chaos executed with extreme precision. Vocals occasionally float to the surface, but they're either too spastic to be understood or totally lost in the conflict.
Sightings holds much more than meets the eye, a vision of tension and turmoil that's not for the sound of mind.
Sightings plays Lenny's Sat., Sept. 21.