Brooklyn mope-rock in the house! In researching Country Mice, I found quite a few sites labeling their work as “Americana,” but frankly I don’t see it. This is straight up indie rock by a foursome with a powerful drummer, great melodies, and a guitar-and-bass-and-guitar combo that will knock your socks off.
The songs are simple, and may sound familiar at first listen. But they’re played shockingly well, so I’m inclined to instantly forgive them for following the indie rock formula. This is an extremely promising debut.