11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

New Yorkers Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber, and Nick Kivlen conjure up a far-out swirl of psychedelic wonderment and freewheeling riffs on a debut beaming with easy confidence. For an album valourizing so many genres, however, there’s no spirit of diluted imitation. Human Ceremony fizzes with invention, from “Wall Watchers”’ fuzzy rock crunch to the sublime, sail-away soul of “I Want You to Give Me Enough Time.” Elsewhere on an endlessly inventive set there’s hypnotic dream pop (“Easier Said,” “Creation Myth”) and irresistibly melodic freak-outs (“This Kind of Feeling,” “I Was Home”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

New Yorkers Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber, and Nick Kivlen conjure up a far-out swirl of psychedelic wonderment and freewheeling riffs on a debut beaming with easy confidence. For an album valourizing so many genres, however, there’s no spirit of diluted imitation. Human Ceremony fizzes with invention, from “Wall Watchers”’ fuzzy rock crunch to the sublime, sail-away soul of “I Want You to Give Me Enough Time.” Elsewhere on an endlessly inventive set there’s hypnotic dream pop (“Easier Said,” “Creation Myth”) and irresistibly melodic freak-outs (“This Kind of Feeling,” “I Was Home”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings
31 Ratings
johnny chatos ,

They're AWESOME!!!!!

Everything about this band is incredible. Best new rock band in years and I'm not just saying that because Nick, the guitarist, is my second cousin. THEY ROCK!!!
Aloha,
Cousin John in Hawai'i

wisconsin jimbo ,

Pretty solid debut

Interested to see where they grow into. Saw them on the "independent film awards" and they were very good. Sonically, I like "creation myth" and "I want you to give me enough time", "human ceremony" and "easier said". Reminiscent of the guitar work on old Cure, Romeo Void, Fixx, and The Ocean Blue. This music will definitely grow on you. They are a great band and especially engaging at live shows!

good to be gay ,

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This group was reviewed in WSJ and given a strong review. Their music is dreadful, noisy--in short, bad. How groups like this pretend they are makng music when all they do is make racket is beyond my understanding. I'd suggst the band members find a new ocupation.

WSJ reviewer Jim Fusilli--are you nuts?

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