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Cryptacize, ‘Dig That Treasure’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

Josh Modell // April 15, 2008

When not lost in naked optimism and irritatingly peppy good cheer (“Every note is an unfinished song / We’re all in a cosmic sing-along” goes one sickly sweet number), Cryptacize artfully navigate the dusty corners of naive rock, a semi-dormant genre whose line runs from the Velvet Underground through Beat Happening and the Juno soundtrack. This new band — prominently featuring Kill Rock Stars alum Nedelle Torrisi — never sinks into blatant oversimplicity, and the results are pleasant and intermittently exciting.