It’s hard not to like We Are Scientists, and why wouldn’t you? In addition to their hilarious on-stage banter (QRO live review), the group delivers effective indie-rock records with emotion, but emotion done right. That continues with their latest, Helter Seltzer.
We Are Scientists know how to do feeling, with singer/guitarist Keith Murray (QRO interview) still singing about girls at parties (despite being married with kids by now…). “Too Late” is expansive as well as emotive, while there is a more unsettled feel behind the preceding “In My Head”. The band does go a bit grander on Seltzer, such as on “Classic Love” or “We Need a Word”, and there are even guitar solos & jams (closer “Forgiveness”), but this is definitely a WAS record.
And all the better for it. We Are Scientists have grown in skill in the ten years since debut With Love & Squalor (QRO 10th anniversary live review), but have not lost their spirit or emotion.