Thursday, November 26, 2009
It’s like this amazing mixture of ‘90s guitar balladeering (i.e. spangly guitars and strident vocals) mixed up with ruff shitgaze production. 10 Things I Hate About You remade on digital video or maybe Reality Bites as directed by a bunch of 2009 post-everything overthinkers (in a good way!). I guess the best thing about the ‘90s was the weird naivety that was just about everywhere: like no rock stars had ever killed themselves before and politicians had only just figured out how to cheat on their wives. People even thought that MTV wouldn’t fuck everything up. It’s kinda cute when you compare it to the meta-universe we live in now and the never-ending ‘80s revival. Anyway, that’s the vibe that’s going on here: total earnestness in the delivery of lines like “shining violet hearts are singing”, like ‘rock poetry’ ain’t no thang. I’ve got no idea what Muddy Flowers chief Amir Razmjou looks like but I bet he’s a leading man-type heartbreaker, like the guy from 3rd Eye Blind but with a better record collection.
[The Muddy Flowers MySpace]