Review: Naam - "Naam"

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Naam

Naam

By Shanika

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When you normally think of bands that hail from Brooklyn, you probably just assume them to make experimental indie electro-pop rock (ala MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Yeasayer, etc). At least I do. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that this band I had checked out at the Comet a couple months ago were from that very place.

Naam is a heavy, drone psych-rock trio that released its first self-titled full length album back in October on Tee Pee Records. The record features hypnotic and doomy vocals and sweet transitions from heavy slow percussion and bass lines to up-tempo, almost danceable (in a drunk hippie kinda way) beats fueled by speedy guitar riffs. Along with really chilled out, dreamy moments highlighted with organ, theramin, and lap steel. An awesome album all around from these dudes. I look forward to hearing more from them. Favorite tracks: "Skyling Slip," "Icy Row."