On their debut record Sounds Like Space; Seattle band Magneto creates a lush, layered and just plain MASSIVE sound. Channeling the guitar squall of Built To Spill's Doug Martsch and combining it with the pensive lyricism of Elliott Smith, Magneto's Sounds Like Space is incredibly accessible without giving up any of its intelligence or honesty. The emotions in Lian Light's vocals are powerful and clear as they float precariously above a sea of swirling guitar and driving low end. Ranging from the wall of sound anthems "ISA" and "Machine" to the quiet sedate ballads, "Never in The Sun" and "Runaround". Sounds Like Space delivers a dreamy, pretty and somehow still very rocking debut record. Magneto proves that a catchy pop song can be smart, emotional and loud all at once.