Tuesday, January 8

The Mae Shi

Jeez. What is it with these sunny California jingly-pop types? Planet-hurting 4x4s are clogging up Hollywood Boulevard, Jamie Lynn Spears is shopping for pushchairs and her big sister's situation has been labelled "too intense" for the now almost customary TV doc. Yet still LA tykes The Mae Shi are ignoring the damn harsh realities of their hometown’s chilling existence in order to lodge our brains silly with popwerpopping keys and merrily unified handclaps. At least singer Jonathan Gray sounds angry, yelling “Run, run, run to your grave” over and above such a fine slice of head-waggling psychedelia.
Run To Your Grave
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