Drinks “Hermits On Holidays” LP (Heavenly/Birth)

2015-10-12T18:54:55+00:00October 12th, 2015|

“Cate Le Bon, born in West Wales, raised under the shadow of a woolen mill, dressed by the field and by the rain. Tim Presley (a.k.a. White Fence), from San Francisco, grew under and over the bridges and streets, combed by corners and by concrete.”

“As consummate musicians and students of pop, Le Bon and Presley aren’t able to revert to Shaggs-like naivete, but they’re able to suspend their aesthetes’ sensibility in order to embrace chaos, even silliness. There’s unmistakable precedent to the sound where they meet, the dub inflections and buzzing guitar welts. Hermits evokes the captivating disconnect of a late-’70s John Peel show, where the Slits and Delta 5 segued into Strictly Personal-era Beefheart’s blues-pop abstractions—you half expect to hear Ivor Cutler pop up to recite a poem in between tracks.” –Pitchfork 7.8/10

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