Record Review: Raleigh's Naked Naps Explore Urgency on Year of the Chump

Tracks on the duo’s latest LP often go in several unexpected places, almost as if determined to repeat as few riffs as possible.

A seismic moment occurred in the late sixties when power trios rejected the two-guitar model made standard by the Beatles and eliminated one guitar. Taking away the bass yields an even more primal concoction, yet, as bands like the White Stripes, Black Keys, and the Kills have proven, that blunt guitar-and-drums essence hasn’t lost its currency.… …read more