What would it sound like if Stephen Malkmus of Pavement had been raised on a steady diet of German techno? Or, what if Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fell in love with vintage noise making machines and squawk boxes instead of old-time Americana? These are the types of questions that keep me awake at night.

Alex Delivery may hold the answers. “Komad,” the first single from the soon to be released Star Destroyer, begins like a piece of slacker rock. The vocals just kinda a slip out, instead of being spoken or sung, while big broken machines set off in the distance make all sorts of grating metal shop noises. Then, just as you think you have this one pegged, it goes off on a 6 minute excursion. The metallic choir is now set atop a droning, repetitive techno beat. It’s a credit to Alex Delivery, that when the slack rock returns at the 9 minute mark, “Komad,” wasn’t excessive or tiresome, rather, it was really quite fascinating.

MP3:Alex Delivery – Komad

Alex Delivery’s debut disc, Star Destroyer, will be released by Jagjaguwar on April 24th.

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