Sim­ple and catchy post punk from the ever-busy scene of Leipzig, Ger­many. While it won’t win any awards for in­no­va­tion, their synth-heavy, min­i­mal­is­tic ap­proach to the genre has that vague­ly old­school cold-war-era vibe di­aled in just right while in Shin­ing Riv­er Utah, some folk/​americana vibes akin to Angst or mid-to-late 80s Gun Club creep in. Sub­se­quent­ly they like to mix shit up and keep things in­ter­est­ing all the way; de­spite stay­ing well in­side the genre’s es­tab­lished pa­ra­me­ters ra­di­at­ing an un­ex­pect­ed­ly fun, warm and up­lift­ing vibe much of the time.