The eyes have it

By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 17, 2013

But here's the liberal view, to which I would — in my head at least — like to ascribe: this is a smart, courageous, remarkably cohesive collection of songs, impressive given that the differing sensibilities of Chamberlain, Loring, and Moore (and Oscar Romero, brought on for second guitar) are more evident than ever. And about the organ: whatever. As any of the countless fans of Steely Dan, the Murder City Devils, or the effing Doors would attest, it's largely a matter of personal taste. Deal with it.

Fix Your Eyes is a fine record, and though it's no game-changer, it doesn't take much squinting to recognize Brenda emerging as one of the most interesting types of rock bands, who can invigorate and inspire when witnessed live yet are also worth studying at home.

FIX YOUR EYES | released by Brenda | teenarenarecords.com

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