To this end, Midwestern rockers Koufax are back and bringing a new, jazzier take on indie rock with their latest album, Strugglers. The album starts out with a wailing saxophone that soon merges into the almost decade-old band’s trademark sound. The album slowly tones down the jazz sound with “What I’m Saying,” giving fans a more traditional sound, before ramping back into the catchy sax-driven conclusion in “California Taught Us Well.”
Ultimately, while this album may be a bit of a different sound than their last, Hard Times Are in Fashion, fans will quickly discover much of what they fell in love with in Strugglers, and new listeners will have quite a few reasons to fall for the band, too.
Strugglers is currently available.