Yesterday music critic superhero Everett True mentioned us on Collapse Board's song of the day.
Super stoked! Not only is Collapse Board an amazing music site that brings real musical discourse and scrutiny back into the idea of "criticism" but Everett True is also the man behind some of our favorite magazines of the last decade and a half Plan B and Careless Talk Costs Lives which you can still get from Buy Olympia! here is what he said:
"Where are we now?
* Olympia, WA in 1985 (Pounding Serfs, I’m always looking your way)
* Boston, MA in 1991 (Buffalo Tom, I miss those walks in Hampstead Heath daily)
* Brisbane, QLD in 2009 (Kitchen’s Floor was the first inkling I had that I shared something in common with my random adopted town)
* New York, NYC in 1993 (Lotion, Lotion: I dearly wish I could remember the title of that Kokopop B-side)
No. It’s 2012, and Happy Noose are an Olympia, Washington trio. And their music is straightforward enough: good-time, plangent, dirty pop. And that’s easily enough for me sometimes. This music aches with desire. Most of their self-titled debut album (vinyl, natch) is just as great as the song below. Or ordinary, if you’re that way inclined. But I’m not. Morose, yet joyful. Fumbling, unsure but with a real swaggering gait. Lovely, lovely, lovely. It’s almost 1978 UK powerpop as well … or ’82 UK punk (yep, Newtown Neurotics, early singles, that’d be right). Lovely."