Native America, “Digital Lobotomy”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 09.18.14 in Listen to This

Native America are from New Orleans, and the recording on “Digital Lobotomy” has a real “I slept in these clothes on the street last night” vibe. The sound is buzzing and ugly; the guitar sound like two parts of a busted amplifier rubbing together. But the song beneath the grime is bright, bouncy and wry, a power pop tune traveling around in a pigpen cloud. It has some of the melodic generosity of Ted Leo, or the twinking ruefulness of Love Language.