High-velocity noise popsters ride dense waves of guitars, kicking out huge, jaw-dropping songs rich in melody, texture, and spirit.

Anybody who’s seen a lackluster Shoegazer outfit can attest: without reliable bass and exceptional guitars and drums, it’s usually nothing more than a travesty of white noise. But like the Wedding Present,¬†Wurlygig take no prisoners and make no empty promises — guitars spark and fire efficiently as they crest on one blissfully sonic chord after another. Vocals are sincere, lending a genuine, uncontrived fire to the singer’s occasional snarl. Ultimately, Wurlygig succeed where others fail, sounding like a seasoned rock unit. that’s spread thin, but one that still wins on all fronts.

Brit-influenced Chicago band barrels through uptempo tunes along a guitar barrage steeped in reverb and distortion. The male vocalist weaves a dreamy path through the noise with his lazy delivery.