With the world falling at Adele’s feet it’s becoming more and more apparent that we no longer love the freaks, the beautiful outsiders, we like our music safe and bland beyond belief, like listening to the colour grey. Luckily New York label Mexican Summer, increasingly a label synonymous with quality come up with a release from a New York duo who are recording everything they do at an absolute extreme.
The attacking drums are pure Stephen Morris with added over the top melodrama and the violent sonic sound scapes are indebted to early TV on the Radio, it’s the wall of sound acts such as Big Pink and Glasvegas attempted to achieve but didn’t quite manage. To top this off Shannon Funchess’s stomach growling deep bass baritone is like something from another world, part Dracula, part Pete Murphy, sexless but feminine, sensual and mechanical at the same time, ‘Shallow Tears’ is so over the top that you will initially ask yourself if this is some kind of joke, within plays you’ll realise how amazing this really is. 9/10