Artist: Extra Life

Album: Dream Seeds

Musically, Extra Life spent their first two records inventing a style I’d wished would exist for years. On the one hand, the guitar and drums were fierce. In a measured way, heavy enough to make full-throttle speed impossible, just as Sherman tanks can’t outrace cheetahs. But that gives time enough to think, to feint, to surprise (if someone clever and ruthless is driving the tank, you might bet against the cheetah’s escape. The part of me that gives monthly to the World Wildlife Fund apologizes for the analogy). On the other hand,