Varistor

Varistor

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Thanks to the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate and the Promise Ring, every band and their brother wants to put out an album or single that's just as influential and prominent as Diary or 30 Degrees Everywhere. In a lot of cases, both of these bands are cursed for inspiring so many God-awful carbon copy releases. But occasionally, a band like Varistor can pull it off even if they're doomed to be compared by other big name groups for the rest of their career. This two-songer has a shine-on for a lot of the aforementioned bands, but with more of a shallow, minimal appeal in a good sort of way. Even if Varistor don't really have their own sound, they at least come across as a band who will stick with their integrity when the next indie-rock trend passes through.