“Syd Barrett encounters Kurt Cobain”

There’s something wonderfully refreshing about the sound of Phenomenal Sun. Formed by singer/guitarist Adam Luciano and drummer Kyle Rasmussen in late 2015 and rounded out by guitarist Tim Brown and bassist Kevin Boldwin, Phenomenal Sun touches on all the preferred aspects of ’90s alt-rock: gritty guitarwork, detached vocals, and a sludgy musical coating around an infectiously pop-minded core.