Because You Wear It So Well
Sleeping People – Nasty Portion
Every second of this song is better than the last. It starts off frantically, gets even more frantic, and heads off in a bazillion different directions, never settling in one place too long. In that regard it’s like a post-rock hummingbird. I decided this was ADD indie rock, to which Blair correctly responded: “So, it’s like the Mae Shi without vocals.” In a sense this is right on the money, except that the Mae Shi’s songs are perfectly short, and this track is more than 5 minutes long. Now, five minutes time is a lot to ask of anybody for anything let alone spastic guitar rock. But these guys don’t outstay their welcome in the slighest. Honestly, it just gets better and better as it burns along.
The Bass here is being expertly handled by Kenseth Thibideau, who happens to be playing with Pinback these days, which is nice. He’s in a bunch of other bands as well, most of them linked through the Temporary Residence family. Right now, the band is awaiting release of their self-titled album (out August 16th everywhere), which you can buy right now from their label. They’ll be playing a handful of shows throughout Southern California as well (they’re from San Diego). So keep an eye out. I’m sure the live show is pure fire.