Dayton's foremost art-damaged power poppers? That'd be Guided by Voices, back in full force with four albums and an EP in a 16-month stretch. But The Motel Beds threw some pretty convincing rock(s) at the throne with last year's Dumb Gold.

Daytonís foremost art-damaged power poppers? Thatíd be Guided by Voices, back in full force with four albums and an EP in a 16-month stretch. But The Motel Beds threw some pretty convincing rock(s) at the throne with last yearís Dumb Gold.

The bandís eighth record (they also create at a prolific clip) is steeped in its cityís tradition of filtering the classic rockís boisterous and melodic tropes through the ensuing decades of underground sound. Those ďOh Me, Oh MyĒ guitar parts will have you floating, and the approachable rawness of Paul John Pasloskyís vocals resembles Britt Daniel in the best way.

Columbus-via-Dayton brothers in arms Connections and The Kyle Sowashes play too.

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