Photo by John Clark

Via NPR Music:

A lot of the album, in one way or another, is about music: the way it pulls you into the moment, the way it moves and seduces, the way it communicates across barriers of space, time, and language. “We love the sound, the sound is what found us / Sound is the blood between me and you,” they sing in the indelible chorus of “Romance.”

When they’re not singing out loud, Brownstein and Timony’s guitars speak volumes: They’re two of the most wonderfully lyrical players out there. Add Weiss’ exuberant beats, Cole’s keyboard flourishes, and some killer multi-part vocal harmonizing by all four, and you’ve got a supergroup superball sound that bounces between TelevisionWire, and The Go-Gos but always lands in a place very much their own.

You can read the full text and listen to the entire album via streaming audio here. Wild Flag performs with Eleanor Friedberger at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19th, at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are $15.