October 28, 2011
The Renderers – A Rocket Into Nothing
Even if A Rocket Into Nothing is The Renderers’ first album for indie stalwart Ba Da Bing, there’s no hiding the fact that this band has been around for quite some time now. And on A Rocket into Nothing - an album that marks the beginning of the second decade of the Renderers’s career – the band totally sounds like seasoned veterans even if they’ve still got the raucous energy of some new psychedelic upstart. Beginning with the queasy echoes of opener “Down River,” The Renderes build a beautiful ambient atmosphere where electric guitars squeal and reverberate like David Lynch’s nightmares and powerful vocal hooks pierce right through to the bone. Simply put, A Rocket Into Nothing is a masterfully created listening experience that just refuses to leave your head.
The Renderers – “This Shining Life”