Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Lost Tapes - Lost Tapes ep (Eardums Pop)

The seriously prolific and mostly excellent Eardrums Pop have scored again with Lost Tapes and their debut ep full of fuzzy pop wonderment.

Lost Tapes, from that Spain, take the best of late 80s/early 90s guitar pop and mix it with a very modern take on how great records should sound. Opener 'War in the Netherlands' buzzes along much in the manner of The Hobbes Fanclub, whilst 'By You' wallows in the glamour of shadowy effects pedals and a gorgeously hazy vocal that brings back some of Primal Scream's earlier, better moments.

Meanwhile, back at the technicolour dream party, 'Come With Me' sounds like Spacemen 3 could've done if they'd not lost it and recorded that terrible last album; hypnotic does not quite do this track justice. Finally (oh no!), 'Raincoat' drenches us all in some seriously blissed-out dream pop (urgh).

You should know by now that I have no clue what I'm talking about most of the time, so do the decent thing and have a listen for yourself.

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