Good tunes for the trippers: “Cardiff’s Cate Le Bon … sings like Nico over a score that could’ve been produced by Os Mutantes in their prime.” Via A.V. Club.
[Photo stolen from my friend Kyle Dean Reinford.]
Welsh odd-pop whiz Gruff Rhys is notoriously difficult to pin down stylistically, and usually that works for him. Strapped to a sturdy band or collaborator like Super Furry Animals or Neon Neon, his roving eye for left-field electronics, breezy tropicalia, playful psych-rock, and freaky folk is a valuable asset. But left to his own devices …
Well, now that’s a different story. Read the full review at The A.V. Club.
If you live in/around the L.A. area, seriously consider attending these: