Clouder – “Sister Raygun”

Album Reviews | Feb 24th, 2014

Record Label: Fleeting Youth Records
Genre: Rock
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Clouder is a five-piece rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. Their sound isn’t what you would think of when linking a band to Brooklyn.

There is most definitely a 60’s British garage rock sound to Clouder with somewhat of a grunge influence present. It’s not really hard rock, but their sound has an edge on a few songs…mainly with the opening and closing tracks…”Dancing In The Proving Grounds” and “Doldrums”. Most of the album however, will take you on a psychedelic road trip back to the British Invasion. That’s not a bad thing, but some of the songs sound forcefully dated.

“Sister Raygun” overall is a fun listen. There aren’t many bands out there with heavy 60’s psychedelic rock influences and Clouder manage to pull off the sound with the addition of many rock influences that have popped up in the decades since. At some points the album seems slow, but it works out to set the mood and the tone for the heavier parts of the album. And somehow, it all works out and sounds good.

Bottom Line: A rock album that’s heavy on 60’s garage/psych rock with modern influences.
Notable Tracks: Doldrums, The Ballad of Sister Raygun, Lady Retrograde
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