THERE IS ANOTHER SUN CLOUDED OVER WITH METICULOUS CARE
Affixed somewhere between the coffeehouse lamentations and the surf club's rainy day activities, ((sounder)) finds its niche, creating laptop rock with an acoustic guitar, a drum kit, and a bunch of singing buddies. The 11-track disc reeks of California dreaming, as tracks like "It Probably Only Seemed Like a Laser Beam" stops short of prog rock thanks to its generally lazy day nature and "Hearts Don't Break Like Cinder Blocks" shrugs off the distant vocals long enough to entrance with a full-on guitar and drum jam that displays some Sebadoah-like chops. "It's Just a Sound Like Any Other Sound" exhibits a bittersweet side to the band, while "It's a Terrible Thing" shows that this project has been exposed to its fair share of Neil Young. ((sounder)) takes its lo-fi alt rock wares and contorts them into fuzzy neo-folk rock that sounds perfect while deep in the throes of a bonfire on the beach.