LSDT Medicine Man

When LSDT go beyond the ’90s guitar driven pop structures and take chances, their songs are much better. Unfortunately for their debut album, the NYC four piece don’t do this as often as they should. “Undertow” and “Blind by Now” are perfect examples of Lars, Scott, Duke and Tom’s abilities to recreate the sounds made famous by the Lemonheads, or early Sloan. But for every good song — there are about four — there are a greater number of bland tunes. While the band profess, in their press release, that they are writing five new songs per month, perhaps they would be better suited to focus on some of the better ones and develop them. This way there would be less filler for their next album. (Independent)