Every once in a while I will purchase an album without knowing a single thing about the band, besides perhaps a similar band comparison. Inevitably, this practice leads to me being let down about 50% of the time. Eraas self-titled debut, released earlier this year, is an example of the opposite result. I don't really know how to describe their sound, but the first band/artist that comes to mind for me is UNKLE, one of my all time favorite groups. Basically, this album is a mix of dark ambient post-punk with various sound effects scattered about. The album cover appears to be a scared astronaut which might be the best way to describe the overall feel of the album.
Fav tracks: 'Crescent', & 'Skinning'
My Rating: 7.5 / 10