Ah, Lync. Just one of the many NW indie rock bands that should have done so much more but probably did themselves a favor by getting in and getting out. Now they are legends. To like twenty people.
I've had this record for quite a while now, and I listen to it here and there when the mood strikes me. I didn't get into it until well after it was released, and that's a shame. But it still sounds great today. Loud, odd, messy but crazy melodic. It's hard to compare these guys to anybody, and reading on their Wikipedia page that they influenced Modest Mouse doesn't seem quite right to me. Mostly because Modest Mouse is terrible and these guys aren't.
I don't know. They sound like K Records NW rock from the mid-90's, which is exactly what they are. It's smart rock with spotty production, blistering guitars with vocals that get (intentionally?) buried in the mix, so the singer always sounds like he's straining to be heard. It's the kind of music that makes you anxious when you listen to it. In a good way.
If you see this record for a few bucks, snag that shit. My brother urged me to by this when I found it on the cheap, and he was right. It's real good.