Odd Hours
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Odd Hours

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
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I’m a sucker for trios that can deliver a well-rounded, full sound – especially when there’s a woman at the helm! For the most part, Detroit’s Odd Hours manage to pull it off in good fashion. The three tracks on this EP range from keyboard-indie-pop (“Trainwaves and Braintracks”) to 90’s driving noise-grunge (“Badman”). Part PJ Harvey, part Sonic Youth, with slices of White Stripes, Laughing Hyenas, Fastbacks and Wild Flag all thrown in at times.

The songs are delivered confidently, with a sense of craftsmanship and time behind them. I’ve found this dedication sorely missing in many of the younger bands who have enrolled in the Jack White school of back-to-basics indie-garage-rock. Cheers to Odd Hours for the extra effort!

Now – let’s expand that effort into a proper sounding demo that is not plagued with the transition-clicks, dry drums and oddly-sitting vocals. Production shortcomings aside, this EP shows a lot of promise for the young band. They’ll fit in well on bills with a lot of other Detroit bands who might fall from the same tree, but fail to seal the deal with the quality songs and conviction of delivery offered up here.
- Motor City Rocks


“It’s the beauty of utter simplicity if you’re going for mini symphonies; why play three notes when less is often best, or if you’ve got Natasha Beste, a singer who glides from innocent to scorned in a single chord change.”-Detroit Metrotimes - Detroit Metrotimes


Off Pills, On Ice



Odd Hours maintains a white-knuckled grip on the umbrella of trashy art rock while subversively pulling listeners from one end of the musical spectrum to the other. Strobing between fragile, cavernous delay and crushing garage rock, Odd Hours only needs six hands to do what takes most bands eight or more. Percussive dynamo Mike Legue thunders brutally from behind the drums as Tim Jagielo splatters down 100 Jackson Pollocks per second with what most would consider a single guitar. All the while Natasha Beste haunts the air with her keys and hollows out an impossible place in the sound with her strong, plaintive alto for raw stories of despondency, power, and mental horror.

Odd Hours is a year old. Odd Hours is in the works.

Odd Hours likes bands like the Kills, the White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, PJ Harvey, Sleigh Bells, Die Antwoord, Sonic Youth....