In any given song from Brooklyn three-piece Lodro, there seems to be two narratives going on at once: the structure of the tune itself, as articulated by the vocals, drums and bass, and the screaming, free-form, feedback-laden solo-ing from guitarist Jeremy Cox, which seems perpetually on the verge of overwhelming and obliterating the first. It's a tug and pull that can be quite powerful, especially if you're interested in rock music that doesn't give that many fucks about adhering to a grid. Fittingly, Lodro's cover of Townes Van Zandt's tail-rattling "Snake Song" exaggerates the original's spur-studded stomp while repeatedly, poignantly, tripping itself up. It's the b-side of the group's “If Life Was Like a Movie” new seven-inch, which is out now via Tracer Sounds.
October 30, 2013