This one’s a balmy treat from timeless New Zealand indie-pop-early punksters, The Clean.
Since 1978, the Kilgour brothers + Robert Scott have been making soundwaves that continue to stretch their tendrils out in significant influence on the indie music scene as the world knows it today.
From the horse’s mouth: “Mister Pop (9/8/09, Merge) sees The Clean continue the great pop pastiche. Circus ragas (Moonjumper), gorgeously hazy sunset anthems (In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul), and the sometimes-loose Dada approach to wordsmithery continue right alongside “proper” lyrical forays, and a few Autobahn-referential instrumental moments to boot (Tensile). Bob’s love of pastoral UK folk has brought some added weight into the overall Clean equation, as does David’s Eastern and African guitar jones, though all this has always fit in with—and still constitutes—the total basis of the Clean sound journey.”