6/10 Clinton Staff review, 27 May 2011
Where do they get those names? Jerusalem and the Starbaskets. Right then. Its very messy strung out lo-fidelity pop - the term I believe is shit-gaze, or its sister sub-sub-genre shoe-shit. Psychedelic Horseshit an' all that. There's a lot of 'shit' about these days isn't there? I'm reminded also of playful loafers Ween and bands such as The Tinklers. They mess about across genres with country, folk, noise pop being covered and suddenly when you think you've got them figured a truly lovely guitar instrumental which springs out of nowhere. There's also a bit of the Ariel Pink aesthetic in some of the tunes particularly 'Walking across your Grave' (I think - the titles are as messy as the music) which is the standout here coming across as Ariel Pink dabbling with mid-'80s US jangle pop rather than Prince. Although a bit light on actual 'tunes' strangely it's like they found their muse on the B-side with some excellent melody behind the fuzzed up noise, occasionally sounding like early Yo La Tengo in a food blender. Either that or there's some serious fluff on my needle.
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