With the release of the seventh Intelligence LP, Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me, on In the Red, Lars Finberg might finally get the attention he deserves. The new album is a rollercoaster ride through garage rock, noise pop, and frantic post-punk. Earlier LPs by the Intelligence were more blown-out, rowdy, lo-fi productions, but Everybody’s Got It Easy is a more well thought out, intense, and epic piece of rock ‘n’ roll. Read more: http://getbent.fm/post/24901557726/review-the-intelligence-everybodys-got-it-easy-but
I saw these guys when they came to Vancouver last year and it was one of the more disappointing shows I've been to...a Tuesday show, barely any crowd in an oversized venue, a replacement drummer who was clearly - and admittedly - wingin' it and the entire set clocked in at a meagre 20 - 25 minutes. So sad especially because these guys ARE awesome (on record anyway). Don't mean to be a hater, just sayin'.
Their side of the split with Thee Oh Sees is also credited to "The Intelligence", as is the new cassette which pairs "Fake Surfers" and "Crepuscule....". So, i'm thinking that maybe this is just how it is NOW and has no relation to Lars making the records alone or with a full band. Don't know, don't care, just sayin! :)