People Like You - Verse (Topshelf Records) 2017
Formed from the ashes of I Kill Giants, People Like You, a Boston-based quintet, prove with their sophomore album that they are one of the most impressive and exciting new bands around. Exploring different genres with ease, they are like a sponge absorbing sounds: there’s indie rock, math rock, 90’s punk and even forays into jazz or folk. Bold? Absolutely, but it works because they are extraordinary songwriters who also manage to incorporate abrupt tempo changes and complex structures (in most songs) but still keep things relatively accessible. Verse is an exercise in creativity and innovation, a fiercely dynamic work made by talented people unafraid to break new ground and willing to challenge themselves constantly. Shine on, you crazy diamonds!