Shindigmusic Pick of the Week: “Recognizer” by Recognizer Shindigmusic Pick of the Week: “Recognizer” by Recognizer
We’re constantly listening to music around here, so it made sense to us to share what we’re spinning with you. One record we’re crazy... Shindigmusic Pick of the Week: “Recognizer” by Recognizer

We’re constantly listening to music around here, so it made sense to us to share what we’re spinning with you. One record we’re crazy about is the self-titled debut from Central Arkansas rockers Recognizer.

The band is a breath of fresh air for alternative rock. Combining a clean, yet complex and textured layer of ambience, heavy riff rock and a dose of shoegaze and psychedelia, the Little Rock four piece appear ready to be the next big act to emerge from the state. Recognizer consists of a number of Arkansas music veterans including ex-Mothwind and Underclaire front man, Mike Mullins (vocals, guitar), former Underclaire drummer Steve Cook, bassist Michael Mullens and guitarist Jesse Flatte. Though they released their self-titled full-length album on October 5, we can’t get enough of it.

Standout tracks include “The Opener,” “License to Kill” and “Working Title.”

Fans of At The Drive-In, Hum and Smashing Pumpkins will appreciate the band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound with thoughtful, introspective lyrics, heard throughout the album.

The record was produced, recorded and mixed by Jason Tedford at Tedford’s Wolfman Studios in Little Rock. It was mastered by Barry Poynter at Poynter Recording.

Justin Bates

Justin co-founded FayetteSound in 2016 and ShindigMusic! in the summer of 2017. He is a Pearl Jam enthusiast and avid collector of music from all genres in all formats, with a particular preference for vinyl. He's the spouse of artist Stacy, of Stacy Bee Art fame.