Sioux Falls‘ “Dinosaurs Dying,” off their first full length album, Rot Forever, is a meandering track, to be played behind sleepless flashbacks and bouts of self-reflection. “Your mom and dad survive encased in your childhood residence,” asserts Isaac Eiger, and Fred Nixon’s bass remains playful as an unflustered chord progression drives the point home. The first lines are sing-song, a ring around the rosie, a harmless taunt, a pang of honesty. The entire essence of the song relies upon our inevitable melancholia, fueled in part by realizing where we are, how we got there, and that we have no idea what we’re doing there. The tune dwindles down without making a scene, extinguishing with a last mention of the waves that led you to that place.
Sioux Falls, most of its members having tumbled from the loins of the American heartland, is now based out of Portland, picking up steam and a fanbase. In their early twenties, they’ve been growing on the Northwest indie scene for about four years now, and their progress has been exponential. “Rot Forever,” is sizable, and rightfully so- Sioux Falls is an exploration, green and polished only to the minimum, it channels a crucially boyish but evident musical profundity.