The title of its latest album notwithstanding, School Knights has never put out anything even remotely lethargic. Here, intricately textured guitar work practically effervesces throughout, with bright melodies that rush by in an energizing breeze — a lot like Deerhunter, if that band's songs were played at double time. Even the more downbeat "Low Tide" is informed by the kind of youthful exuberance that makes Surfer Blood so unexpectedly compelling. At times, the chord progressions on this... More >>>