Allies are a four-piece rock outfit that rose from the ashes of a few stellar local bands of earlier this decade, including guitarists Joel Grimes and Joey Vesely's early-'00s collab, Pikadori, and drummer Greg Cislon's Vale & Year. (In the interest of full disclosure, bassist Johannes Ma spent some time in the middle of the decade in a band with yours truly).
Our Andrew McKeon sat down with them upon the release of their eponymous debut album -- of which he said this:
Supercharged riffs chase down the hushed tones while rhythms stack on top of each other, bolstering both singers' verbal geometry. With verses and choruses merging into the same line of thought, the lyrics keep lapping each other in a head-spinning relay race against guitars twice trembling.
Your free download this week: Allies' Grey Capital.