Microtia | Distance Is Oval

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Distance Is Oval

by Microtia

Modern progressive shoe-gazing rock music
Genre: Rock: Shoegaze
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1. Architect
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2. Organ Harvest
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3:52 album only
3. Stay Down
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5:27 album only
4. Ligature Signature
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4:59 album only
5. The Pluto Revival
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6. Sleep Eater
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One of the members of Microtia has to be from southern California; or, more specifically, San Diego. They have that distinct late 90’s sound that is an equal mix of less spastic GSL acts and ore rock-friendly bands from Gravity Records. In other words, they sound like what happened when the hardcore kids started smoking pot and discovered Led Zeppelin. Cave-In, Coalesce, and the Mars Volta are great jumping off points, and Microtia do all of them justice: The riffs are heavy, the time changes are bizarre, and the bong is (I’m assuming) never too far away.

ROB SIMONSEN, Portland Mercury November 22, 2007


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