Thursday, June 4, 2009

You'd Be Better Off Alone

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"Solid non-novelty effort from James McNew (Dump/Yo La Tengo) and Dan Cuddy (Hypnolovewheel/something else, I'm sure). A-side manages to feature a tender cello-and-violin melody without being creepy or anything; Chilton fans who maybe wished that "Sister Lovers" had been more hook-oriented would be pleased with this... the b-side is more up-tempo and fuzz-laden, and works just as well. Scrawling 'Matador sucks' on the inner groove is a really low blow, though" - Brushback #4

I decided to take the easy way out and base this post around the review that I wrote for an old issue of Brushback because I figured I couldn't come up with anything else useful to add, even 14 years later.

I liked this single enough to where I went on a Really Fast Racecar binge not long afterwards, buying up pretty much everything in their catalog, which left me stuck with a crappy Toddler EP but some pretty good records other than that. No doubt I'll be getting to them (just in time for that Spunk Davis revival) eventually.


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The Special Pillow -

"Tomorrow Night"

"Paranormal"

(these files are now listen-only)


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4 comments:

JD said...

Loving these two tunes, man!

Brushback said...

Yeah, this is a cool little single.

Inclined Plane could probably pull off something like this, minus the cello and violin I mean.

JD said...

you're totally right.... Keith needs to check these guys out.

Brushback said...

The mp3 files on this post are now listen-only (non-downloadable) files. For those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original files.