Vinyl LP £18.99 CST076lp
180g LP with poster on Constellation.
CD £11.99 CST076cd
CD in gatefoldy jacket on Constellation.
This lo-fi TV on the Radio inspired home recorded pop is not what I was expecting for some reason but life is nothing if not full of surprises so as it's now on the stereo I'm happy to have a plunder through this lovingly crafted work. Pat Jordache has a history as a member of a band with the person from Tune-yards (and you can stick your daft capitalization) and was in a band that once got 7.8 on Pitchfork. So there. But none of that matters really, this record was initially released on cassette and (god) Bandcamp, word spread, people enjoyed it and now its got a proper release which by the sound of the first few tracks is fully deserved. Its cavernous sounding, as if he's played the whole thing in a particularly echoey garage. The muddy production suits the music, keeps it real and on the edge. The obvious TV on the Radio influence is not far from the surface but while TV on the Radio continue to release albums as bored sounding and forgettable as their last wishy washy effort, the spirit of their early work is being continued by like minded folks. Other comparisons would be the icy New Zealand pop of The Clean and The Chills, the first Here we Go Magic album and..um...probably Wire or someone. Excellent stuff.
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