星期二, 5月 01, 2012
東 區 男 孩 西 城 大 夢‧Eastern Boys αnd(α Kindred Spirit oʄ) Western Youngmen UKs 怪 夢 Weird Dreams & US We Are Augustines 我們八月生‧two Debut Albums oʄ 2012 & 11
The debut record from east London psych pop four pieces, Weird Dreams..
Is there a crueler mistress in rock'n'roll than jangly power pop? For people of a certain generation ( and those who wish they were born in it), there is no purer form of pop music- the gilded group harmonies, the pristine hooks, the ringing Rickenbacker chords that are the very definition of perfect sound forever. It's a music that sounds like the eternal promise and euphoria of youth..( Stuart Berman on Pitchfork. Link.)
We Are Augustines was borne out of the ashes of Pela, a band which both Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson were a part of. Pela fell apart while trying to record a follow up album to their debut ( and only album) Anytown Graffiti, due to strife between the band, their label, their management and themselves. This strife was only exacerbated when McCarthy got the news that his brother, who suffered from schizophrenia, had committed suicide while in prison- a dark mirroring of what his mother, who also suffered from schizophrenia, had done years before when McCarthy was just nineteen. His childhood, made up of rotating foster homes and homelessness due to these conditions ( his father had left his family when McCarthy was a child) is one of those dark tales that you expect from a Victorian class novel.. ( Sam Rutherford on middleclasswhitenoise.com)
五 一 勞 動 節, L a b o u r D a y