Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Polyvinyl | Autor: JV

No new studio album. Instead, the band with the ellong name delivers 26 tracks, believe it or not: B-sides and unused from the recordings to their five previous records. A special kind of work show, where old fans discover new things and novices get a good impression of what the gentle indie rockers from Missouri are doing musically. In the acoustic moments it's more pop with independent charm, because for regular radio pop the four are too bulky, despite their gentleness, apart from the fact that the band name is too bumpy and the titles and lyrics are sometimes too bizarre ("Lower The Gas Prices, Howard Johnson"). The underground flair of this album is enhanced by the fact that many songs were recorded in LoFi quality and seemingly found their way onto the CD spontaneously. As soon as the electric guitar is used, the catchy melodies immediately start to rock - even if they are restrained ("Let's Get Tired").

Top track: Yellow Missing Signs

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