7/10 Clinton Staff review, 16 April 2014
Always got plenty of time for Kim Deal. While her former band name gets dragged through the dirt, Kim is having fun playing with a bunch of people and releasing these nice 7” records of the results.
This one is more collaborative than ever as Kim shares vocals with Whispertown singer Morgan Nagler. As a result I just can’t get into it as much as the other records ‘cause y’know -
I just like her voice. Opener ‘The Root’ is a spindly garagey lollop with the repeated mantra of ‘I’m happy for you but I feel like crying’. Like all of Kim’s stuff its oddball but enormously catchy at the same time to the point that it sounds kinda like the Belle Stars in an underground thicket.
Overleaf ‘Range On Castle’ is at times ear- hurtingly discordant and with Nagler taking lead you really miss Kim’s vocals though she’s there somewhere in the undergrowth. Not as life affirming as the previous singles but I’ll be enjoying myself when they compile all these onto an album.
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- The Root / Range On Castle by Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler
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