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ILLLS, Hideout From the Feeders (Aloe Music)




ILLLS, Hideout From the Feeders (Aloe Music)


11/21/13



 I’m 99 percent sure I mentioned this in a previous Playlist piece, and I forgot what I said, so forget I said anything, since it was more than likely just a string of half-intelligible insults, and I certainly don’t hate this Mississippi two-piece-I-think. I imagine I brought up Joy Division, of which the opening song “Our Shadow” is reminiscent, particularly given its rubber-band bass sound. But then again there’s a Flaming Lips edge to it as well, being that singer/leader Steven Ross sounds like he’s working on shaking off his last hit of microdot.  From there, “Out” and “Colleen” don’t wander far from the same idea, sort of like if Brian Jonestown Massacre went totally ‘80s, although Ross starts sounding more and more like a chilled-down Ozzy as these songs progress.  “Coma” is even more 1980s-rebirth-ish than the rest, part Gary Numan, part Wire I suppose, and that goes double for “Wales,” which comes off like She Wants Revenge during one part.  Music for hipsters stuck waiting for a bus in front of a skeezy 7-11. A- — Eric W. Saeger

 





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