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  • Summary: The eighth release for the Los Angeles indie rock band led by Jim Putnam released only on Vinyl and digitally features new band members: Stevie Treichel, Be Hussey, Dan Iead, Brian Cleary, and Ethan Walter.
  • Record Label: Merge
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Slowcore
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    The end result is a very ambitious piece of psychedelia-tinged indie rock that rewards patience with some truly inspired tweaks on the typical slow-jam formula.
  2. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    The depth of the songs passes by unnoticed for the first several spins, but a world of strange detours and unexpected emotions is right below the surface.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    With the gorgeous, invigorated Eight Radar Brothers have opened up new avenues for the band, especially if they keep this expanded roster, which fleshes out the songs in new and interesting ways.
  4. Jan 29, 2013
    75
    None of these tracks are clunkers, but none will redefine guitar rock, either.
  5. Feb 21, 2013
    70
    Eight is another slow burner but the flame is more ostentatious than we’re used to from the L.A. trio.
  6. Jan 29, 2013
    70
    The album seems designed to be experienced immersively in the solitude of a dark room. [Feb 2013, p.78]
  7. Jan 29, 2013
    60
    So really, it doesn't turn out all that different from the most recent Earlimart, Beachwood Sparks, or Jason Lytle records: perfectly okay, not pushy enough to be even remotely unpleasant, and in a way you're hoping it's better.

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