Their sound isn’t exactly breaking boundaries, but is still catchy and anthemic nonetheless. The instrumentation is very tight and sounds like it could have been recorded during the late ‘60s. The group sounds like cagey veterans who have been making music for years rather than relative newcomers. Their recent release, Getting Lucky, is one of the better albums to come out in 2010. Featuring a nice blend of alt-rock and indie-pop, ACIDIC had several radio hits including “Maybe,” “Move On” and “Strata Red.” Gossard’s vocals are very distinguishable and between Thompson’s slick licks and the foundation layered by Dubrawski’s bass and Whitaker’s unmistakable drumming, the band has a lot going for it sonically and with some more experience, you can anticipate their songwriting to mature and potentially take the band to the next level.
In a city that prides itself on having the next big thing, don’t be surprised to hear more from ACIDIC in 2011.