The Notwist "Good Lies"
Six years after the release of 2002's Neon Golden, The Notwist has returned with a new album. Though the Munich-based band was begun in the late 80s as a punk and metal act, its sound has shifted over the years, and songs on The Devil, You + Me reflect both the group's experimental spirit and its time spent working on other projects with the likes of Lali Puna, Ms. John Soda, and Tied & Tickled. Let it be known that the band never officially broke up, despite its lengthy hiatus. Rather, it seems the three members waited for exactly the right time to make a follow-up to Neon Golden, and the result is a carefully crafted blend of indie-rock and abstract sounds, with lead singer Markus Acher's beautifully understated voice as a final touch.