Described as a mix of Dinosaur Jr. and The Cure, and it certainly draws very strongly on the work of J Mascis. The other band most strongly called to my mind is The National.
It is a somewhat schizophrenic album, after the ferociously rocking first two tracks of "Asked & Answered", and "Where My Mind Goes", the National influence is strong in the catchy "The Long Goodbye" before jumping to the beautiful and moody "Diamond In The Dark".
My first listen to this had me consistently smiling. So many good tracks that tick all the boxes for me. The Fleetwood Mac-esque "Sara Now", the might as well be "High Violet" outtake "Nervous Wreck", and the track the best encapsulates the duality of the sound of Apex Manor, "VCR".
Basically you could drop the real, or virtua…