Our first pick in a
new series: New Zealand
band’s latest album is what’s twirling our tassels as we head into the weekend…
By Fred Mills
What’s that smoky-jangly-sexy-cool sound? Why, it’s New Zealand’s
Clean, doing “In The Dreamlife You Need A Rubber Soul” from their new album Mister Pop. It’s due next week from Merge
recs, but you can take a listen to the tune to whet your appetite while you’re
reading our 9-out-of-10 star review of the album.
As BLURT’s resident Clean fanatic Jennifer Kelly puts it, “This
is easily one of the year’s best albums, both a dream-fuzzed journey through
non-linear states of consciousness and a well-crafted pop album. Play it a few
times first losing yourself in its cloudy textures, then to finding guide ropes
of melody that will lead you through to the end.”
Everybody could use a little extra rubber soul these days…
The Clean is BLURT’s inaugural pick for Band O’ The Week. Check back each
Friday for that week’s selection.