You gotta wonder these days how far this whole lo-fi thing can go. In a couple years will we be recording bands on a Talkboy from 40 miles away and just hoping for some sort of discernible musical sound? Of course, this is not to discount some of the work of more recent lo-fi luminaries like Flight, whose 10-inch has been in constant rotation because, underneath the fuzz, the blown out mics and the voice that sounds like it's singing into the breather part of a scuba mask if it was entirely submerged in water, there are ridiculously undeniable pop hooks. "Feels So Good" is from HoZac Records' Hookup Klub, is probably really difficult to find an actual copy of and makes us think of swimming in a lake filled with cigarette butts in the middle of the night. So there you have it, now that we're done with beach music the new thing is gross-lake-at-night music.
January 22, 2010