Unexpected sounds, melodies, and lyrics careen across the Brooklyn band altopalo’s new album noneofuscared. Though packed into a concise runtime—two of the seven songs are 30 second interludes—noneofuscared overflows with occasionally dazzling ideas, particularly on lead single and standout “chagrinning.” It’s an album that demands a lot of attention and digestion, but manages admirable cohesion where other projects might buckle under the weight of their ambition. Though rock sits firmly at its core, noneofuscared dances through different genre touchstones without ever feeling like it’s reaching for a particular sound, an original collision of influences. While certainly not intended for everyone, altopalo’s music should prove rewarding for those with adventurous ears.
Originally published on PigeonsandPlanes