Bent Knee - Land Animal album review
Powerful third beast from the Boston art rockers Bent Knee
Bent Knee’s new record Land Animal is an impressive feat, however you choose to approach it. As an art rock record at the poppier end of the spectrum, it’s atmospheric and cinematic with hooks aplenty, mainly courtesy of their insanely powerful singer Courtney Swain. As a progressive or experimental release, Ben Levin’s angular, sparse guitar work is a breath of fresh air in terms of being technical without being showy or in your face, while the rhythm section of Jessica Kion on bass and Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth on drums are restrained enough to never get carried away with just how good they are.