No Long List Of Side Effects Here….
Chances of getting your music recognized when you donâ€šÃ„Ã´t play whatâ€šÃ„Ã´s popular? Not good. Chances if you’re from Los Angeles? Even tougher. Medical Necessities, the newest album from alt-underground sensations They Walk In Line, sluggishly medicates the listener in to a deepened state of musical satisfaction, like a hypnotist still learning his trade. From the slightly dreary and sedated guitar work on the albumâ€šÃ„Ã´s opening track â€šÃ„ÃºRevenge,â€šÃ„Ã¹ it seems They Walk Line form a sound that quietly falls into place somewhere between Queens of the Stone Age and Modest Mouse. But like your best friendsâ€šÃ„Ã´ little brother who is hopped up on Ritalin, this band never stays in one place for too long. Indeed, there are enough â€šÃ„Ã²musical necessitiesâ€šÃ„Ã´ on the album to keep the listener interested and entertained through a variance of styles. From catchy, upbeat chords to still and somber melodies, itâ€šÃ„Ã´s easy to see why They Walk In Line have made a big impact in the underground college scene, garnering the support of indie-rock catapult KXLU. Add in the strength of vocalist Michael Romaro, who sounds like a more modest-Modest Mouse, like an A- student from Indie Rock Vocals 101, and youâ€šÃ„Ã´ve got the makings of something interesting. â€šÃ„ÃºWill You Follow?â€šÃ„Ã¹ Romaro sings during â€šÃ„ÃºRevenge.â€šÃ„Ã¹ Clearly it seems the band arenâ€šÃ„Ã´t following anyone in their pursuit of idealistic indie rock.
While they probably wonâ€šÃ„Ã´t be the newest overnight sensation in indie rock, there are enough Medical Necessities on this album help cure whatâ€šÃ„Ã´s currently wrong with rock music today.