#reviewoftheweek / Sam Roberts Band - Lo-Fantasy

Perhaps one of the most underrated rock bands making music these days, Sam Roberts Band are back with their newest album and a welcome addition to the current musical landscape. It bridges the gap between psychedelia and alternative rock better than any other release in recent history. The debut single, "We're All In The Together," is the closest connection to the band's previous releases and the entire album continues down the funky path that their previous release set them on. Syncopated rhythms and arena-rock guitars fill the space on the entire album, while the lyrics showcase storytelling and poetry. Other standout tracks are "Too Far" and "Shapeshifters." Sam Roberts Band needs to be taken seriously south of the (Canadian) border and this just might be the album to do that.