SCREAM & SCREAM AGAIN: EXCLUSIVE DOWAGER TRACK PREMIERE
November 2, 2016 Shawn Macomber
On its sometimes utterly unhinged, sometimes heartrendingly beautiful E.P. Title Track, Portland quartet Dowager crams a lot of divergent influences, elements, and combustible sonic materials into its atomic artcore reactor with improbable cleverness and success. The subsequent explosion can be mesmerizing, calling to mind American Football and Mineral as much as Orchid and early Converge.