This Madison-based indie-rock trio stick with the wistful sound they carved out on their 2009 debut CD, Coffins. On "Anywhere You Go," the modest tempo, delicate breaks, lo-fi production and waves of reverb all sync with chords that evoke the tender side of love. The easygoing vibe continues on "Mornings at the Bar," whose meandering electric guitar notes are drenched in foggy emotion.
The band revs up their psychedelic engine as the disc progresses. "In Sept" mixes up the instrumentation with a resonating synth riff and percussive piano chords. The dense electric power that fuels "On Your Side" sustains the album's best song across four minutes of earnest energy.
Career Culture is a local gem likely to draw attention from indie fans far and wide.