Piano becomes teeth. Drift.

Seemingly trying to capture the emotional honesty of Morrisey and injecting into a post rock/ emocore sound space, the fifth long player from Baltimore’s Piano’s is nothing if not ambitious.  Owing much to the deeply inspiring level of honesty at its heart, Drift wonders in and out of fine atmospheric textures, building and flowing like tidal waves crashing against rocks in parallel with the emotional stresses and strains of its topics.  Highlights Genevieve (with its Radiohead styled guitar arpeggio lines) and Skiv (with its Spiritualized recalling grandness) stand out in an album built for focus and attention. It may mine itself on a few occasions, but in terms of intent, range, and design, Drift is a fine record.