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Albums: May 16, 2014

Review of the new record from Weatherbox

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Weatherbox, Flies in All Directions
Get your heartsleeves ready, because there’s an emo revival afoot. This smart, raucous San Diego combo draws its passionate thrust from frontman Brian Warren’s struggles with psychosis. And despite the heavy feedback and punishingly sharp sadness lurking beneath tracks like “Pagan Baby,” “Bathin’ in the Fuss,” and “The Drones,” they still dabble in radio-friendly sugar without ever weakening their teeth. A-