Experimental Dental School Forest Field

Experimental Dental School Forest Field
This talented twosome continue their streak of weird rock awesomeness with Forest Field. Experimental Dental School mine a musical vein somewhere between Sonic Youth and Deerhoof, consistently freakier and more inventive than the former and less scattered with virtuosic idiosyncrasies than the latter. Shoko Horikawa and Jesse Hall have hit upon a fresh and oddly accessible sound. Endearingly sloppy punk tendencies collide with a fearlessly experimental approach to riff construction and an uncanny ability to find melodic vocal hooks amidst the calculated chaos. Forest Field should capture fans with a taste for the Dismemberment Plan, but with enough exposure it might be possible for EDS to absorb a portion of the audience from arena-sized alt-rock bands like Queens of the Stoned Age. Their rate of creative growth, however, seems likely to assure a more intense cult following in league with fellow advancers of the Sonic Youth music meme Blonde Redhead. (Terrorbird)