We may be bias, but Northeast Ohio act The Vindys are one of the tightest and talented acts on the national stage. The rockers have long produced soulful and exquisite tracks, but with their latest album, they prove to be a magnetic force of sonic mastery. Fronted by the confident vocal powerhouse Jackie Popovec, who reminds listeners of the likes of Alice Merton and even Adele, the band are all exceptionally trained. The talent is palpable with their title track “Bugs”. While listeners have heard a lot of jazz and soul influence in their past catalogue, with “Bugs”, The Vindys go full on rock with a track showing there is little the band is not capable of. They have a firm grasp of genre with a depth of talent that is only beginning to be explored.