LVL UP

 

Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Guitar-driven indie rock has worshipped many deities over the last three decades, but even from the muted openings of LVL UP's "Soft Power", it's clear the members of the New York quartet are practicing disciples of J Mascis and Rivers Cuomo. Highwire guitar licks, a bevy of fuzz pedals, and singer Dave Benton's scratchy, deadpan singing do the track's heavy lifting, but a uniquely vulnerable songwriting voice makes LVL UP distinct. 

 

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