Tasha’s Laughter is an indie rock power trio out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band recently released A Vision of Stone. Their album contains twelve songs and they are fuzzy, catchy and repeatable. I grew up listening to ’90s rock and this release felt aligned with a lot of artists I grew up with. I was reminded of bands as far ranging as Alice In Chains to Fountains of Wayne. The band unequivocally rocks but also writes really infectious songs. I found this album a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end.
The band gets going with “Bent” and you will be able to hear what I’m talking about on this song. There is a good amount of rocking combined with a fairly straightforward but infectious structure. That being said I was impressed by the instrumental aspects. The band has a defined chemistry and know when to push and pull.
The energetic and adrenaline fueled “House of Cards” felt like it came straight from the ’90s. To top it off the blaring guitar solo was brief but effective. “Talkin' Trash” was very short but grabbed my attention. The more subdued approach let the vocals breathe and I thought it sounded great.
As the album progressed I felt the music remarkably consistent in its quality. That being said there were some songs which stuck out. The hard rocking “Lottery” and slightly dark and 311 sounding “No More” were highlights. I also really loved the lush closer “Good Night” which had a sick groove.
This album to me was a bit nostalgic because I remember when music like this was ubiquitous in pop culture. It goes without saying those were the days. I’m glad a band like Tasha’s Laughter is able to keep the flame alive so a newer generation can be exposed to this type of aesthetic. Recommended.
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