A mere ten seconds into the opening track, "Geneva Code," the Strays' debut sounds like it'll be an album's worth of Arctic Monkeys/Bloc Party rip-offs. Then the vocals start, and Nirvana gets thrown into the mix. And while the second track, "Block Alarm," invites the obvious Bloc Party reference, it's mostly in the title. The reggae-style guitar and dubbed-out vocals prove that the Strays' roots predate their contemporaries. But those roots don't... More >>>