Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Long Blondes

ARTIST / BAND: The Long Blondes

SONG (MP3): Here Comes The Serious Bit

ALBUM: Couples

FILE UNDER: New Wave / Idol / Pop

LABEL: Rough Trade

INFO: Musically, "Couples" sees The Long Blondes stepping, dancing, falling and laughing into BRAVE NEW WORLDS; the crystalline 'Century' fuses the lyrical collages of Bryan Ferry and the musical cut-and-paste of Saint Etienne. The glacial, minimal 'Too Clever By Half' contrasts with the dark murmurs of 'Round The Hairpin', essentially a 1950s teen death-disc taking an unsettling turn via drummer Screech's Krautrock rhythms and Kate's backwards singing.

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