Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Album Review: Late Bloomer

Title:  Late Bloomer (BandCamp)
Artist:  Late Bloomer (Facebook, BandCamp)

Late Bloomer is a power trio from Charlotte, NC that formed in early 2012.  The band’s self-titled full-length debut will be released next month on Self Aware Records and is a blast of indie retro goodness.  Late Bloomer has tapped into the well that fueled the likes of Dinosaur Jr., Screaming Trees, and Meat Puppets in the late ‘80s.  Late Bloomer sounds like a record that could have been released on SST Records in 1989.  All three members of the band take turns at the mic and writing the songs.  That change up in voices creates a nice diversity to the album and keeps the nostalgia from getting stale.  Standout moment include “White Lines,” “Wearing Thin,” and “Disappear.”  This is certainly a band to watch. 

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