Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Release Tuesday: Walter Kong

It's a quiet week for new releases of interest round these parts. The strongest contender is Walter Kong's Deliver Us From People (buy it), which gets points for that title, as well as their label, Magic Marker, which brought us Boat's swell Songs That You Might Not Like last year.
"Andy Warhol and the Honey Bees" is a big shiny 60s pop song, almost Monkees-esque. Ba-ba-ba, etc. This is a good bit more distinctive than similar recent revivalists The Magic Numbers, whose songs I burned out on 10 seconds into the second listen. Other songs on MySpace are, promisingly, chimier and more heavily accented.