Quicksand-Distant Populations

Well, second time we’re dipping our toes into the Quicksand pond here in as many weeks. First, we saw them play in person and now we’re going to do a quick looksee at their new album.

Quicksand is back with their follow-up to the reunion album Interiors. As stated in the previous Quicksand post, Interiors was one of the pleasant surprises of 2017. Distant Populations hasn’t made the same kind of impression on me as the prior release. It is fine in many ways and contains a good chunk of feel good pop and hippy-influenced punk songs. However, it feels like there is a bit of a lack of heft and depth on this one that keeps it from reaching the heights of Interiors. Even though it isn’t quite to the level of the last one doesn’t mean that I don’t recommend that you seek this one out. As stated, there are still some very solid songs on here.

3.5 flip flops out of 5

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