Minneapolis product Chicane Theory dropped Things Look Up Again on May 7th, and I thought I’d throw up the stream to whet your appetite. Featuring lead singles “Happily After” (” rips right into your ears with a very memorable riff (the proverbial “meat”), followed up nicely by the “potatoes” of the project, Roesler’s vocals…”) and “Corridor”, Things Look Up Again is a more traditional form of alternative rock than you’re used to hearing around these parts. That’s not to say it’s unremarkable; on the contrary, it’s quite so.
Chicane Theory’s sound is very palatable; excellent riffs sculpted around Nicholas Roesler’s vocals, creating a sound that may be familiar to your past while providing you a bit of refreshment with something different for the present. Roesler delivers with no contrivance – his sound is not meticulously henpecked and forced; he allows it flow organically and lets it come out as it will. It’s certainly a nice change of pace for me.
Order the album on Bandcamp in various forms and stream the entire thing below. Enjoy!