by Kirsty Evans
Trifecta of Love (self-released)
With a sound that ranges from Sonic Youth-like drone rock to charmingly folksy almost-pop in the space of just four songs, Trifecta of Love is an impressive little EP. Vocals are imperfect but in a likeable way, guitars are appealingly jangly. Overall it manages to sound reminiscent of a lot of great bands without being derivative — never an easy feat to pull off.
At Mama Buzz Cafe (2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) on April 4. 7 p.m., free