Somewhere between the realms of indie pop, progressive, and space rock dwell a group called Lazer Kitty. The Seattle group, who claim to make soundtracks for the cosmos, call their sound ‘acid improg’, and while it may be an oddball heading, it’s a fitting one for the trio’s mixture of spaced-out soundscapes and power rock.

The new-era post-hardcore (or ‘wave’) scene, built upon the foundations that La Dispute et al built, has been a key jot on the timeline of modern music. Taking traditional hardcore punk elements and entwining them with melodic song structures, often with impressive technical finesse, the core of these bands has always been the release of emotional energy.

After the universal critical acclaim that was bestowed upon Midnight Organ Fight for its achingly honest lyrical display and delicate musicianship, the Selkirk group somewhat stumbled with their follow up, The Winter of Mixed Drinks. Production felt too grandiose for the message, and the message seemed less sincere than before; the struggles of having a larger (and more expectant) fanbase had evidently taken their toll on song-writing mastermind Scott Hutchison.