With a larger than life attitude, today we have Poois and their latest release “Soul Spook Collector”. Featuring 10 songs of very diverse and crafty music, this album has tons of influences mixed into a very cohesive and party-like sound that you rarely hear these days. By further enriching their sound, this American band manages to provide a very unique and energetic album that people will greatly enjoy.
The album opens with very unique and engaging tracks like the hectic “Fuckin’ Job” and the superbly catchy “Love Gun”. This clearly shows that the listener is in for a treat thanks to the wide variety of sounds and styles they will hear. The song lyrics are quite quirky with songs like “$19.95” and the funky effects of “Crack the Whip”, this gives that extra dimension to the music, and makes up for quite a hilarious time when trying to follow them.
Musically, the band is quite skilled with very interesting tempo changes and solid bass guitar lines like on “Skateboard Punk” and “Tight Jean Jeanie”. Heavier songs like “Deep Darkest Night” feature some great guitar leads expertly combined with Tim Kaim’s soaring vocals. The mixture of styles can get to be chaotic at times, but in songs like “Hypnotic Regression” allows the band to express a very wide range of emotions in a very creative way.
As the closing riffs from “MT” are played, we are left puzzled and wondering how did the band came up with their sound and their unique mixture of elements. Poois is a very unique outfit with a very convoluted yet enjoyable sound, the band seamlessly changes from heavier sections to catchy and melodic passages that make you want to grab a beer and start partying. If you like unique music with weird influences and an overall attitude problem, you are in for a treat with this one.
|Album: Soul Spook Collector
Release: September 2nd, 2014
Genre: Alternative / Rock / Grunge / Progressive