Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sometimes Always

If you wondered where the Shop Assistants revival was headed after Brooklyn and SoCal, look no further than Indonesia where Sometimes Always are making fuzzy guitars snap, crackle and pop for two minutes a time.

You Can All Hide and Old Fashioned Baby, the stand-out tracks from his (it's a one-mand band) debut ep swap the reverb-heavy sound fashionable in the USA these past few years for frazzled feedback, reminding us that the Mary Chain’s collision of Spector pop and white noise was the template for the mid-80s Scottish indiepop buzz.

This is a very strong calling card and is a must for anyone who's over the scenesters but still in love with pop music: download the ep free from Eardrums Pop.

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