Monday, 1 November 2010

Inclined Plane - Paw Meds/Mary, All the Time (February Records)

Happy November. You know it's November when you're biking home and you suddenly become blinded by a big red leaf that's decided to attack your face. But there are worse ways to crash into the back of a parked car.

Crashing straight into November is the new single by Hartford psych-pop outfit Inclined Plane who have, apparently, played with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart in their time. The new single 'Paw Meds'/'Mary all the Time' is the very essence of autumn; it's a warm, fuzzy slice of pop that instantly banishes any blues you might have about Things and Stuff in a huge pop explosion. And that's hyperbole!

You might want to compare Inclined Plane to bands such as Specific Heats, who also make this kind of pop music seem so effortless. You might, because the two bands seem to share a sense of the ridiculousness of pop, and what makes it bright and sparkly when everything else around you is the most beige.

You can listen to both tracks at the February Records website, where you can - nay, you must! - pre-order the single, which is out on 30 November. It's the perfect Christmas present for your depressed uncle.

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