TRANS AM - Liberation

Everyone who writes about Trans Am compares their sound to 1980s video game music without fail. That's because it's true! Blending driving bass riffs and drum beats that keep on keepin' on with Kraftwerk synthesizers and spare, robot vocals makes the comparison absolutely inevitable. That's not to say that what Trans Am does is boring -- it's not. To their credit, they somehow manage to make the stuff rock. Their shows are hip-shaking grin-fests, eliciting deeply nostalgic feelings that most other successful Post-Rock giants take pains to totally bury under mounds of pretension. Basically, Trans Am are just a bunch of nice guys playing geeky music. More power to them.
- Doug R.

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