Here is a band who I doubt many have heard of, but in all truthfulness, it seems harsh on Homescience that you don't.
In a nutshell, Homescience are doing the alt-country thang, with strong emphasis on psychadelic keyboards and US stylee vocals. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary, but certainly not a bad thing.
Opener 'Smoke' comes at us with some interesting vocal melodies, not a million miles away from Grandaddy and their ilk. A penchant for melody seems to be the way forward one would assume for Homescience, and the jangly guitars layered with a ragged vocal delivery, allows this band to ascertain a level of originality.
'Carol K' with its handclaps and warm, soothing charms does nothing but melt us further. Sadly though, the longer the album progresses, the weaker the tunes go.
'Dumbangel' and 'Desert Guide' are both frail attempts at the Flaming Lips credibility, and fall short of the desired target.
It is left for 'Drawstring' to bring back our faith, with the melodic verse previously stated, but it's all a little too late, and our interest was lost during the middle of this 14 track lp.
Homescience are a band one could live without, all but a few being true gems. Promising, not groundbreaking.
6Jon Lawrence's Score