ALOKE
ALOKE (NOT SO NONSENSE)
SELF –RELEASED

 

LINKS:
alokemusic.com

The opening track on the trio Aloke’s eponymous five-track release, the jagged “You Did It…Again” evokes the angular stance of post hardcore, yet the rest of the disc sounds like it could’ve been lifted from the Nirvana box set. Driving guitar riffs lead the drawn back melodies of songs like “Eggordream” and “Brainstem”, radiating the grand days when flannel wasn’t for Northwestern lumberjacks and hypnotic refrains were ubiquitous. For a stroll down Seattle’s claim to fame, allow Aloke to guide the way.

----Mike SOS