Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Variety Hour - Head Pollution
Robert Lomax (drums) and Rob Olsen (guitar/vocals) -- The Variety Hour -- have been making music together for a decade. But as Tacoma, Washington is a bit off the beaten track for self-styled musical tastemakers, you may not have heard of them. So what we suggest is that you let them audition for you. They are asking for 22 minutes of your time, which is what it takes to hear the six songs on Head Pollution, their new album for hometown label Swoon Records. What you will find is music of substance, overdriven guitars, big drums, and the kind of unapologetic alt rock that you'd expect if Teenage Fanclub and Cheap Trick crafted a tribute to Dinosaur Jr. Does that sound worth your time? Of course it does, you didn't come here to read about Taylor Swift or the latest boy band, you came here for the good stuff.
We have two tracks below for your evaluation, but you can stream the entire record at the Bandcamp link.
Bandcamp for Head Pollution