50 Unheralded Albums from 2009

bygonesBygones: by- (Sargent House, 8/25/09)

“Click on That (Smash the Plastic Death)”

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A spastic/melodic guitar/drums dichotomy, this duo consists of drumming whiz Zach Hill (of Hella) and tech-ish guitarist Nick Reinhart (of indie mathists Tera Melos). The album’s complex catchy-ness is well augmented by intermittent vocal utterances and backing harmonies.

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