Secret Machines A new guitarist replaces one of the Texan brothers who founded the Secret Machines on their self-titled, self-released third effort Secret Machines . And squelchy… Secret Machines A new guitarist replaces one of the Texan brothers who founded the Secret Machines on their self-titled, self-released third effort Secret Machines . And squelchy… 2008-10-14 The Secret Machines Rock
Music Review

Secret Machines (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 14, 2008; Lead Performance: The Secret Machines; Genre: Rock

A new guitarist replaces one of the Texan brothers who founded the Secret Machines on their self-titled, self-released third effort Secret Machines. And squelchy synths add an unaccustomed industrial edge to the trio's prog-psych swagger on single ''Atomic Heels.'' Yet beyond that initial changeup, the new lineup and label haven't noticeably affected their sound: They're sticking with bloated track lengths and overblown lyrics. Thankfully, they haven't lost their touch for thunderous rhythms or layered production, either. B
Download This: Listen to ''Atomic Heels'' on the band's MySpace page

Originally posted Oct 15, 2008 Published in issue #1017 Oct 24, 2008 Order article reprints