Sights & Sounds Sights & Sounds

Sights & Sounds Sights & Sounds
This side-project of Comeback Kid front-man Andrew Neufeld features members of Sick City, the Getaway and Figure Four. And while it has a passing resemblance to its members’ other projects, S&S are their own beast. On their self-titled debut, the band create stark, almost-atmospheric soundscapes that are equal parts anger, aggression and artistic instrumentation, best exemplified on songs like "Night Train,” which couples a punishing drum beat with acoustic guitars and a haunting piano melody. Sights & Sounds have a great talent for conveying emotion and imagery with their instruments — because of this the music comes off as being a sort of soundtrack to the stark black and white images that serve as the album’s artwork. Sights & Sounds may have begun life as a side-project but it would be a shame to see them remain there. (Smallman)