Hazy garage rockers The Limiñanas would appreciate it if you listened to everything they have ever recorded -- even the stuff they just made on a whim -- and so it goes. '7 Inch And Rare Stuff 2009-14' collects the French jangle pop band's singles and side-lined tunes into one package that shows off the band's decidely French approach to New York rock and punk. It features covers of bands such as the Beach Boys and Jay Reatard, who don't really have much in common otherwise.
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They made a truly classic album this band. You know which one it is, the 'Crystal Anis' LP that still sells like crazy every time we manage to actually re-stock it. Tragically the follow-up was a weak, pale imitation, the songs just blatantly weren't as strong. It's probably quite a good record in the grander scheme of things but when you've heard its amazing predecessor you just think "Um, what's the point?" The music world cried a little. Maybe they should have taken some more time off or gone dubstep lol?
This singles/obscurities comp redresses the balance somewhat, being stuffed with their now uber-rare dinky lo-fi 60's pop/garage/psych nuggets that to collect as actual 45s nowadays would probably set you back well into three figures. If you are sadly unfamiliar with The Liminanas, they are a French M/F duo, he sings some songs, she sings others (Marie's voice is my favourite without a doubt) Some tracks they both sing on. They've just got this certain adorable je ne sais quoi about them, I think we have here quite a distinctive sounding unit to be honest, much in the same way you know Sleaford Mods immediately when you hear the first couple of bars.
There's something slinky and seductive about Liminanas that is damn irresistible. For your coin you find here alternative versions of tunes that eventually surfaced on 'Crystal Anis' and loads of stupidly obscure compilation tracks that are almost as good. There's even covers of acts as disparate as the Beach Boys and Jay Reatard! Oh they go and throw in a Christmas song too which is always nice although confusing when you're listening to this in mid-September as we did.
All-in-all, a sooper dooper fun fruit pie with a massive dollop of fromage frais on top.
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