US - Massachusetts - Full Moon 101 - 12/26/04
Kiss The Culprit
Man With A Gun
Opener "Up for Hours" makes me think of Nick Lowe and Stiff Records circa 1979. "So long to
the Subtle" has raucous vocals in the vein of Elvis Costello and a chorus that will stick in your
head for days. Smart words too...
"So what if your heart broke,
It will get fixed,
So what if your boat sunk,
You know your friendship sprung a leak"
The punky "Prodigal son" is another great track with a real sense of urgency. "Everything is
Fine" is ironically titled but chugs along with cute backing vocals and sunny guitars anyhow.
And how can you not love a band that pens lines like "Hugo
is a cat I know / he pisses on laundry, but thankfully not mine" ("Behave Yourself")?
This is a sweet and charming debut.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell