Summer People Good Problems

This octet are shrouded in so many secrets it makes you think they're hiding something much more valuable than what their 13-track debut albums holds. Only first names are given to their eight members and pseudonyms are used whenever possible online, and there's a good chance that neither is close to the truth. What is true, however, is that this album's eclectic offerings provide more than a typical indie rock record, and it was recorded live with no overdubs or studio touch-ups. "Two Hearted River" is a floor stompin', barn-burnin', Southern country bar jam, while "See Ya Later, Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya" sounds like it could have been a B-Side from Broken Social Scene's first disc. Their diversity is a strength though, because each track gives a glimpse into the collective's influences and how they're able to meld them together. This is a very entertaining 48-minute ride. (Red Leader)