Hospital Garden

This trio takes a cue from the vast expanse of rock 'n' roll history, but finds more inspiration from early '90s indie rock acts than groups from the '60s and '70s. Indie-pop nuggets such as "Ypsi" and "Prayer for Skeptics," recall disparate bands such as Guided by Voices, Built to Spill, and Portastatic, without fully aping any one act. The songs also are distinguished by tasty male-female backing vocals and grimy guitar solos. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- in Active Dayton, by Don Thrasher