In 2009 the Portland band Hockey was making audiences dance world wide with a “new wave/soul” sound that was often referred to as an amalgamation of LCD Soundsystem and The Strokes. But, after a four year hiatus, which included a 22-month stint in a New York studio, they’ve returned with a more evolved style.
Hockey has lost two of the group’s initial members; only Benjamin Wyeth and Jeremy Reynolds remain from the original core. Luckily for Wyeth and Reynolds, the loss of their prior band mates didn’t result in a loss of ability to make awesome three and a half minute pop songs. It’s evident on their latest record Wyeth Is. Wyeth Is was released digitally on May 7th, but physical copies can be purchased starting June 11th.