Boomkat Product Review:
Brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre started out with their own mother playing drums for them, before eventually getting to the point where they started gigging around Omaha, Nebraska (by which point they found a replacement for their matriarch percussionist). After making an impression with their debut 7" on Grotto Records, the Goner label snapped the band up, leaving them very much at home amongst the likes of Jay Reatard and Guitar Wolf. Those of you who tire of all that lo-fi, reverb-loving garage pop doing the rounds nowadays should probably stop reading now, because Box Elders are yet another band to join the already overcrowded bandwagon... and yet, like Ganglians, there's something genuinely compelling about this lot, particularly when you arrive at great pop songs like the Spector-esque 'Stay' and the Brian Wilson-loving 'Hole In My Head'. If you could manage to forget that - in the most superficial sense - there are dozens and dozens of bands around at the moment that sound like this, Alice And Friends might just prove to be something special.