Lemuria Get Better

Since they started in 2004, Buffalo, NY punk pop trio Lemuria have been putting out consistent, introspective indie rock. After a series of split releases with the Ergs! and Kind of Like Spitting, two bands who have definitely influenced Lemuria’s ’90s-inspired sound, the band have finally produced a full-length, Get Better. Loaded with meditative lyrics and melodic guitars, they build mid-tempo rock songs right from the thumping drums on opener "Pants.” This medium pace takes precedence for the majority of the album, but where it does change, such as on the energetic "Dogs,” is where it really shines. Ultimately, Get Better portrays a band that seem like honest, authentic people, but fails to offer anything substantial or exiting in terms of sound. (Asian Man)