Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Mini-Album Reviews: Gomez, The Fcked Five, & Doveman

Gomez - How We Operate (Red Int/Red Ink)
Once again, Gomez delivers an incredibly strong set of perfectly crafted pop/rock tunes. In an era saturated with an ethic of "Retro-Imitation-As-Flattery," it’s sure refreshing to hear a band that's just concerned with being the best version of themselves. – Gabriel Burger

The Fcked Five – 22 (Self-release)
Loose, raw, and garagey like an Iggy & The Stooges funneled through drowsy surf rock, 60s spoken word, and god only knows what else... Sometimes almost too rare for taste, but often surprisingly easy on the ears. – Joe Fielder

DovemanThe Acrobat (Swim Slowly)
Like a sparser, slower, more whispery version of acts like Iron & Wine or Tom Waits, Doveman’s The Acrobat has several songs that feel perfect to listen to either just as dawn breaks or with the lights completely off in your apartment late at night. – Joe Fielder


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