2009/02/27

NYC NOISE-POP BAND LAMENTS SEXUAL PURITY ON DEBUT

In the world of independent music, the easiest way for a band to seem forward thinking is often for them to look backward. Some of the most critically acclaimed indie records of the last decade have all prescribed to this formula; the Hold Steady's "Boys And Girls In America" drew heavily from the back catalogs of Bruce Springsteen and was almost universally beloved. Radiohead's self-released "In Rainbows" was hailed as being the most Radiohead-sounding Radiohead record since 1995's "The Bends." Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut ended 2008 as the number one album on hype.com, an web site which forms its ratings based on those of thousands of other critical sources, and it was a record that seamlessly blended the Americana-rock textures of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the harmony-laden pastiche of the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds."

(2009 Feb 19 / Matthew Martell)
http://media.www.su-spectator.com/media/storage/paper948/news/2009/02/19/Entertainment/Nyc-NoisePop.Band.Laments.Sexual.Purity.On.Debut-3635957.shtml

+http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pains_of_Being_Pure_at_Heart
+http://www.thetripwire.com/features/2009/02/17/teen-confusion-an-interview-with-the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart/

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