Daytrotter a Day #41: Old Light (Released 06.04.13)
I can't tell if this band is a joke or not. All the members wear eyeglasses and most pair that with some sort of strange facial hair. They pretty much only release albums on cassette. The vocals are reminiscent of Mike Gordon, but with even more warble. Old Light's saving grace is their understanding of simple guitar grooves. "Bait & Switch" has a proto-punk flavor and "All Over" is total jangle pop. If they are a joke, they're not that funny. If they are a band, they're not that great. But at least they weren't painful.