Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
Sunday Cleaning – Volume 84
|Radar Bros / Auditorium (Merge)
Even though Auditorium is the first of their
|Biirdie / Catherine Avenue (Love Minus Zero)
The second album from Biirdie is also evocative of the Golden State, also watching the sun set but from a rooftop in the city, or perhaps lying on the hood of a car parked up in the hills. It’s comes from the folkier end of the indie-pop realm, all sweetness and sadness that takes flight on the strength of Jared Flamm and Kala Savage’s harmonies. And though the boy-girl dynamic might recall early Rilo Kiley, Flamm’s vocals and songwriting style are much more reminiscent of Matt Pond if he left frigid Pennsylvania for the sunnier climes of California but found that a fresh tan couldn’t hide his melancholic streak. A soundtrack for the end of parties.