Second go-around for these San Diegans. Although a slight departure from the previous sort-of-brash and unfinished sound,
it is still in line with the dark dream pop 80s meets double aughts bedroom dance resonating on Summer Of Hate
. And while not as aural or loud an experience, comparisons to MY BLOODY VALENTINE would not be totally unwarranted. As well, Sleep Forever
fits perfectly alongside other new releases by lo-fi indie contemporaries NO AGE, JAPANTHER and label-mates WAVVES. Yes, that means the target demographic is most likely the all-encompassing, yet somewhat off-putting H-word. That is not to say that this is not a good record for old guys like myself, looking to stay relevant and keep abreast of the "new shit." Of particular interest are the hazy semi-garage rocker, Billy Speed
and the closer, All My Hate And My Hexes Are For You.
The latter--which consists primarily of the title being repeated about a million times over an LCD-type beat--is infectious in a simple kind of way, and in my humble opinion, one of the better songs to come out this year. Pretty good for some dudes from the city whose name means "A Whale's Vagina."-'10, Fat Possum (-NO'B)
Sounds like this record is just like this blog, ALL OVER THE PLACE.ReplyDelete
Since when are Wavves and Crocodiles labelmates?ReplyDelete
Since Waaves put out King of the Beach on Fat Possum.
Love or Hate, just appreciate. Thanks HDD for being "ALL OVER THE PLACE." If you want the same thing everyday, keep showing up to that desk job.ReplyDelete
yes this is a good record. i have been drinking coffee and smoking my before work morning doobie to it for a couple weeks now.ReplyDelete