Makthaverskan, “No Mercy”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.28.14 in Listen to This

We first reported on Makthaverskan last month, in the second installment of Maria Sherman’s Here to Hear series. Since that time, the group’s outstanding second record has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. by the great label Run for Cover, finally bringing Makthaverskan’s gorgeous, glimmering guitar-pop to a whole new audience (and putting a vinyl copy of the record at long last within financial reach). “No Mercy” is a distillation of everything the band does well: propulsive melody, delicate latticework of guitar and Maja Milner’s gorgeous Robert Smith pout laying bare the crimes of a duplicitous emotional fraud.