Bygones: By- (Sargent House)
Teased since March, the finally available debut album from Bygones is a spastic/melodic guitar/drums dichotomy. The duo consists of drumming whiz Zach Hill (of Hella and all other bands) and tech-ish guitarist Nick Reinhart (of indie mathists Tera Melos).
The project sounds very much like one would imagine, but a complex catchy-ness is inherent in nearly every track. The duo’s intermittent utterances and backing harmonies fit better than any conventional vocals likely would.