The Daily Choice: Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time
It’s always an interesting bit of progress to observe a band gaining popularity and having, or choosing, to shed some of their more youthful noise trappings. Call it forward momentum or cleaning up one’s act, but Reading Rainbow seems to have tightened up their sound a little on their new track “Wasting Time.” I worry sometimes that the removal of noisy detritus is a form of polishing one’s sound to present a cleaner face to the public, but not in this account. I think Reading Rainbow got their hands on a fancy studio and a some nice equipment and translated their sort of trashy garage-pop in to a more focused bit of garage rock. It hums along a clipping pace and loses nothing of the manic energy this bands so ably batters us with track after track.
Clean it up, just don’t lose the edge.
The album comes out on Hozac in late November.
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