Natural Child

Nashville, TN

Splitting the difference between three disparate genres, this trio creates minimalist, rocky clatter with a self-effacing sense of humor. Life seems to always be getting Natural Child down: someone doesn't really feel like having sex with someone else (but he's sort of obligated to) in “Shame Walkin’” ; they ponder, “what to do about the white man's burden”; and the title of “Nobody Wants to Party With Me” is self-explanatory. Still, you feel like these guys are happy to be grouchy.

You'll Dig It If You Dig: The image of Meursault from Albert Camus' The Stranger being coerced into playing dilapidated basement Rock. (Reyan Ali)