Trans Am, Trans Am

Andy Battaglia

By Andy Battaglia

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Trans Am

Trans Am

Trans Am are a rare post-rock band with a cheeky side. Their tight, shifty compositions boast all the complexity of heady math-rock, but there's just as much arena-minded bombast bashing near the front. Few bands on the Thrill Jockey label have ever been so forthright about their devotion to prog-rock bands like Rush, which makes the big drum fills and hot guitar theatrics on Trans Am hard to place: they're post-rock in the way they fan out, but they're straightforward "rawk!" in the way they burn.