Monday: it's spazzy. Monday Mail!
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Continuing on a theme (you may remember Friday’s post and also this one), Joe Keyes, from eMusic, wrote to promote the newest eMusic selects band.
Oakland's Man/Miracle specialize in spazzy unhinged indie pop that manages to somehow channel Talking Heads, The Cure and King Sunny Ade all at once. I have been playing this record NON STOP for the last week. After a mood-settling opener, "Hot Sprawl" gets the party started and, from that moment on, it is a nonstop energetic floor-filler. This album is a striking, thrilling rave-up that demands repeated listens – crazy, interlocking guitar, weird polyrythms, ecstatic yelps and shouts – all of this adds up to a bracing and astonishing debut.
It’s true. “Spazzy unhinged indie pop” is the best way to describe Man/Miracle. It’s fun. It’s fast. It’s awkward, but in a good way. They sound like a mildly less obnoxious version of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or a way less overdramatic (and less gay) version of Wild Beasts, with a slightly jammier guitar sensibility.
Get the whole damn album on eMusic.
He’s nervously pacing.