Wednesday, December 20, 2017

It Hugs Back - 2009-02-05 - BBC 6 Session

With a name like this...

I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for well crafted pop music. I don't think there's any shame in liking stuff that's meant to be enjoyed by the masses, really, or even stuff that's sort of pop but not really. Like these guys: a four piece who play (or did, at least, in 2009) a hazy, fuzz-toned kinda of pop rock.

Needless to say, I like it quite a bit. The big song here is "Now and Again," which combines a hazy vibe with a sense of urgency: the guitars chug and clang, the keyboard drones away and the drums push everything forward. And the backing vocals! It's like a lost Guided By Voices track or something.

The rest of this short radio session has a real late 2000s indie vibe to it, which means you'll may think it's okay or you won't care for it. And that's fine; Pitchfork didn't care for these guys all that much either. But I like the "Now and Again" a lot, so forgive my indulgence!

1 comment:

M.D. Milner said...