In our forage for new music, I believe most of us drift towards music that sounds familiar, but has some elements of surprise. Dayton (Ohio) four-piece Oh Condor offer exactly that on their LP Emergency Psychic. Oh Condor play an exciting and brand of college rock with elements of emo, shoegaze, math and ’90’s alt rock. Those familiar elements draw you in, but the band keeps you on your toes, and maintains your interest with plenty of unexpected twists and turns in any sonic direction, within and between songs. Thoughout it all, the band somehow manages to create a coherent whole that sounds fresh and exceeds the sum of its parts. An impressive feat for a collective that has been making music together for 20 years. Emergency Psychic is out now on Blind Rage Records.