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Purrs & Hisses from Meow Records

By Bryndis Ogmundson


Purrs:

There are a few things that I am absolutely loving right now: The Book Of Lists, Panda Bear (#17 on April’s top 200), and Frog Eyes.


The Book Of Lists evokes all sorts of sexy feelings. It’s sultry, punky, disconnected, lonely and full of attitude. While listening to it at my store, my fiancé remarked, “it sounds a bit like the Moody Blues.” I just looked at him and smiled. To which he responded, “I think it’s cute how you just humour me.” It’s true; there are times when I do. But maybe he’s right?

This is the third solo record from Animal Collective’s Panda Bear. To me, it’s as though there was party where both Matthew Adam Hart (Russian Futurists) and Brian Wilson showed up, and, to put it bluntly, they got it on…big time. This album screams a little of both their work, but of course it also sounds like Animal Collective. How could it not?


Finally, Frog Eyes. I always need a few listens with Frog Eyes. I’m not sure why. The theatrics of Carey Mercer’s vocals just grates on me at times. But with Tears Of The Valedictorian, their fourth release, it just worked for me. I can’t stop listening to it. And, did the person that created the cover for Destroyer’s Notorious Lightning And Other Works also do this one?


Hisses:

Jarvis Cocker. Jarvis. Ugh. It just doesn’t cut it.

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