Guitar solos?

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2008

A brief listen to the rough live tracks on their Web site confirms this claim: many songs start off tried-and-true only to veer off in a way that confounds the notion of a standard song, while still maintaining the will-to-be-weird that has always made “indie guitar rock” differ from more mainstream fare. Habibion: “You listen to some African psych stuff, or the Ethiopiques records, and in the best possible way, there’s something really magically ‘off'’ about it. And yet, you know the purpose of primitive expression is this sort of dreamy otherworldly quality. While I don’t think we achieve that, that’s where we’re coming from.”

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