RockFour Nationwide

Israel’s foremost garage rock combo Rockfour hasn’t given up entirely on resurrecting the spirit of Keith Moon. However, this latest full-length effort suggests the quartet is exploring a few more musical options these days, not the least of which are plucky, sentimental ballads, ’80s new wave pop à la Split Enz and the back pages of the ELO songbook. Still, the band’s forte remains its progressive and distinct brand of ’60s inspired melodic psych-rock, which, despite the aforementioned stylistic diversions, is showcased here as well. Vocalist Eli Lulai has maintained his penchant for wordy, image-packed diatribes and unconventional turns of phrases, too, though many of his words are delivered in the uncharacteristic form of mellow prose. (Rainbow Quartz)