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Full review by Chris Herrington here.
While the Lost Sounds are a definitive part of Trout's musical past, her present is partially represented by another new release, Cicada Sounds, the latest from Mouserocket, a local band in which Trout showcases her more melodic side in partnership with co-bandleader Robby Grant (Vending Machine, Big Ass Truck).
With cellist Jonathan Kirkscey — also a Lost Sounds vet — adding a sonic signature, Mouserocket might be the city's most polished, reliable, and self-assured pop-rock band right now, and this brief album — eight songs in just under 30 minutes — adds further evidence.
Trout explores parenthood and domesticity more than ever before, subtly on the opening "I Can't Keep My Hands Off U" ("Dishes, dishes go away/Smash them all and make them pay/I used to run from here to there/Now you are my everywhere"), more directly on the sweet "How to Say No."
Cicada Sounds is particularly heavy with Trout-led tracks, but Grant remains in fine form. His "Take More" starts as a nimble, gently psychedelic tunelet and evolves into full-on surging rock that could be tweaked into a Foo Fighters song.