Though they were forced to change their name from Yellow Fever, Austin duo Deep Time took their rebranding as a chance to forge a new identity. The ragged, punky, lo-fi fuzz of their 2010 Yellow Fever
LP (a compilation of their output to that point) has evolved into something sleek, soulful, and a little strange. The 4/4 rush of the past has been slowed down into something more sleek, slippery, and strange; the stripped-down songs having a wiry sound that amplifies the exhilaration of the taut rhythmic shifts, and leaves Jennifer Moore's deep, doleful, soulful singing way out front. On songs like "Clouds
" and "Bermuda Triangle," Deep Time sound like dead ringers for the swiftly-forgotten Quix*o*tic, one of the most underrated (and just, like, best
) bands of the '00s. This is no diss, but, instead, a huge compliment; Deep Time
a welcome, inspired reinvention.