Count Your Lucky Stars / Goddamn Records, 2013
Dreamy, stripped-down, and invariably pleasant indie rock from the Austrian quartet. For the most part How To Draw A River, Step By Step sticks to its sedate pace and broodiness – in a navelgazing melancholic way – which suits the strong Midwest US twinkly emo influence (it’s no coincidence Rika ended up on CYLS Records). The addition of piano and organ helps power some emotive post-rock progressions and, along with a few more forceful vocal moments, brings welcome texture and direction to a record that might have otherwise become lost in its own tranquil meanderings.
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