Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Sunday Cleaning – Volume 97
|Windsor For The Derby / How We Lost (Secretly Canadian)
Originally from Tampa but calling Philadelphia home after a stretch in Austin, the latest in a decade-long career from Windsor For The Derby is a understatedly trippy blend of drone-rock and folk-pop with shades of Mercury Rev, Yo La Tengo and American Analog Set. It’s hard to tell if they’re a pop band with dreams of being astronauts or space cadets looking to get back to their roots, but coupling their sonic aspirations with an aesthetic that’s decidedly dry, the results are cosmic, yet homespun – like a rocketship made of cardboard boxes that still manages to reach the stars.
Windsor For The Derby are at the Drake Underground on August 29.
|Darker My Love / 2 (Dangerbird)
The imaginatively-titled second album from Los Angeles’ Darker My Love treads much the same ground as the first (currently available as a free download at their label), but the band have shed some of their heaviness and shaved the psychedelic fuzz (though not completely – more like going from a full beard to a goatee), leaving them with a more radio-friendly sheen and ready for their alt.rock close-up. The fact that debts are owed to the likes of The Doors, The Byrds and Pink Floyd come as no surprise – that the most obvious crib on the record comes from Supergrass is.
Darker My Love are at the Kool Haus September 13 opening for The Dandy Warhols.