Record Review: Quality Cable — ‘Paper View’

The project of four UofL music school students, Quality Cable blends the old with the new, taking subtle elements of jazz and psych and modernizing them into melancholy indie rock. On their sophomore EP Paper View, the band builds on that base — a more polished, bold and intricate entry, without going over the top. They do a lot without being needlessly flashy, as they bend songs in various directions, never sacrificing their disciplined focus along the way. The songs have heart and flexibility, but they don’t scream for your attention. Instead, they earn it through being dense, piercing, compelling and expertly controlled.

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