HEAR THIS: Peace

July 16. 2013 | By Wayne Jessup

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Despite their band name being the anti-Google, Vancouver’s Peace makes a convincing case with their addictive second LP, The World Is Too Much With Us, out on Suicide Squeeze Records. Angular rhythms pique the interest on opener “Your Hand In Mine,” but the love connection is made when the driving bass kicks in. A collection of concise cryptic post-rock jams, it splits the difference between Interpol and Slint. “The Perp Walk” and “Black Cocaine” move the body, and the brain is twisted up with the refrain of “I’ll shower the rain off…” from “Free Time.” “Winterhouse” and “Tattoo” show an affinity for extended throttling. Hailing from the Vancouver scene that spawned Japandroids, White Lung, and Nu Sensae, Peace is making a mark of their own.

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