Monday, May 10, 2010
Yeah Super Wild Horses! I had plans to stretch a metaphor about how this track is "toasty" (simple yet delicious; crunchy; cozy etc.) but I changed my mind. This is the first cut from the Melbourne duo's debut album Fifteen (totally appropriate title considering their youthful exuberance) and, let's be clear, it's fucking cool. Last year's 7" was all about lightning-quick charges through uncomplicated lo-fi gems, and some of that spirit's intact. But it's been brilliantly augmented by some cleverly applied wall of sound production (courtesy Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, who at this point is basically incapable of turning out a dud) and impressively developed, Flying Nun-inspired songwriting. I'm predicting best of '10.
Super Wild Horses are doing a bunch of Australian shows soon. Americans: you get them later this year.
[Super Wild Horses MySpace]
[Fifteen is out July 23 through Aarght!]