Grooms – Rejoicer

Death By Audio

Grooms’ debut LP sounds along the lines of Thurston Moore walking you “through the nicest parts of Hell.” The Brooklyn trio manages songs with titles like “Acid Kings of Hell (Guitar Feelings)” and “The Nights Were Walls (We Climbed Them All)” that are actually sonically impressive. Their brand of noise is dementedly progressive in a way that embodies both underground credibility and an endearingly coy dark sense of humor…much like a Richard Kern film. – Izzy Cihak