Hermetic 'Civilized City' (album stream)
Published Mar 14, 2012Vancouver's Hermetic are keeping the dream of '90s indie rock alive on their new self-released LP Civilized City.
The punchy two-piece of baritone guitar player/vocalist Eric Axen and drummer Bart Newman fill the 11-song affair with loud-quiet-loud pop rock that brings to minds both the refined minimalism of the Inbreds and the punchier parts of Sebadoh's Bakesale on lively numbers "Sunday Best" and "You Can't Go Home Again." Tracks like "Nixon Song," meanwhile, get juiced up with rounds of "ba-ba-bas" and squelchy keyboards.
You can stream the whole album below and pick it up on Bandcamp, but the band will be pressing the platter on vinyl sometime this spring.