Best '90s Flashback

City Paper

Throw on “Shifter Bliss,” the latest album from this local trio, and you’d think we’re only a few years from the Bush years—the George H.W. Bush years. Wing Dam—the guitarist/vocalist Austin Tally, bassist/vocalist Sara Autrey, and drummer Abe Sanders—rides that sweet indie-rock/pop spot that juggles big guitar hooks and a rhythmic thrust that always threatens to fall apart. It recalls those yonder bands—Superchunk, Versus, Unrest—that liked to bury their impeccable melodies beneath layers of fuzz and manic energy, and Wing Dam does that without feeling like a mere retro act.

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