It's been a few years since we've heard from Chicago's Arriver, and it will be a few years still until we hear another full-length album from them, I think, but their silence has been broken once more in the form of a cover of The Ophelias' "Holy Glow." To be completely honest, I had to dig up the original to see what it was all about, and what we have in Arriver's performance is a pretty close performance, albeit with a heavier swagger and more prog-minded approach. Take a look at the start-stop mania of the main rhythmic idea -- slightly under a 4-count, just enough to throw my feeble attempts at tapping my foot along to the beat off. Is this an expected Arriver release? In that it is unexpected, sure, but this is not their usual metal/noise-rock/avant-rock approach, rather it is something hypnotic, but, much like their usual output, "Holy Glow" is pretty fun.

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Holy Glow releases July 31st.


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