Pontiak do rock music right, with a low-slung rhythm-section heft driving along nice crunchy riffs. Sometimes they are more of a vocal blues-rock outfit and sometimes they plunge into thick sludgy instrumental depths. Living is their fourth album, and it has been mostly unavailable since its 2010 release. This Thrill Jockey vinyl reissue puts that right.
8/10 Jack Customer review, 26th May 2016
The 4th album from this Virginia band mixes classic, gritty Southern rock riffs with avant-garde indie rock intuition to create a sound where thudding, plonk-down-hard, post-metal, psychedelic/prog/indie guitars meet eclectic, darkly dramatic, neo-tribal drone head-trips; with occasional ventures into quieter, but equally disturbing, places. Some similarities to label mates Arbouretum & White Hills as well as bands like Dead Meadow, Truly, Black Mountain, etc. Isaiah Mitchell, from Earthless & Nebula, guests on guitar on one track.
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