Pontiak - Comercrudos
Intended as a kind of soundtrack to a journey the band made down the dusty roads from Texas, Comecrudos sees Pontiak revelling in experimentation. The first part evokes dry, humid highways that are a long way from any other life, crafting a deeply foreboding atmosphere with the addition of horns and warm guitar drones. ‘Part 2’ drifts into acoustic melodies and vocals that paint a picture of the panorama they are travelling through. The beginning of ‘Part 3’ is an altogether darker experience as the percussion disappears slowly into the background, while stabs of ominous horn enter like bizarre sirens, before returning to the brothers' usual strain of sparse desert-rock. The final section is a haze of smoky organ and screeching guitar that packs a real emotional punch during its five minutes. If this is an indication of what we can expect from their new full-length in 2012, there’s definitely something to get excited about.