Ähnlich wie das gesprungene Plattencover setzt sich die Musik auf "Coming Of Age" aus unterschiedlichen Puzzle-Stücken zusammen (Indierock, Shoegaze, Dreampop, Space- und Post-Rock), die gemeinsam ein schönes Album ergeben, welches man sich nicht entgehen lassen sollten, wenn man mindestens 5 Platten von folgenden Künstlern im Schrank stehen hat: Sonic Youth, Swervedriver, Broken Social Scene, Smashing Pumpkins, Death Cab For Cutie oder My Bloody Valentine.
Ein Interview mit der Band lässt sich hier finden, eine Kritik ließt sich so:
Coming of Age has the character of a well designed indie record which is somewhat surprising seeing as how they are based in Phoenix, Arizona; a relative unknown in the music world. Nevertheless, Evan Fox expertly crafts melodic tunes amidst layers of guitar alarms and noise-pop while also offering tight, clean indie gems. Throw in a few epics nearing the 6 minute mark where the various echoes and voices play by committee and you have an overall texture comparable to something from Broken Social Scene. The formula changes slightly from each track with songs like ‘San Francisco’ maintaining a minimal, clean sound through the finish juxtaposed with ‘Bitter Hearts’ which features changes in tempo and an artillery of layered guitar noise.
There is comfort in the melodic underpinnings that permeate virtually every track, though not enough to invoke a spontaneous sing-a-long. Pleasant and enjoyable, Coming of Age does not completely hook you in and the desire to listen to the album on repeat is easily curable. However, Knesset’s weakness is also it’s strength. The band seems to subscribe to the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and their success relies on a lack of a podium for individual tracks; call it indie impressionism.