DUB NOIR- Pick Your Century

Album: Pick Your Century

Artist: Dub Noir

Label: Shelflife

Release Date: August 06, 2013

Dub Noir

www.shelflife.com

BY TIM HINELY

I’ll admit, the name threw me off (anything with the word dub in it) and occasionally Shelflife will release something of the dancier variety. Then I listened and loved and wondered how I had never heard of this band before and from…yes, Cleveland! They started in 2003 by pals Joe Howell and Casey Immel-Brown (both played guitar  and Joe sang)  and it’s obvious from the lovely tunes on here that the Flying Nun label was a big deal to this band (especially The Bats) as well as Felt, the Go-Betweens and The Feelies.

Opening cut “Rue Savage” brings the jangle as does the awesomely-named “Good Morning, Jobseekers.” Later on, “Drifting” is pure New Zealand sunshine as is “Hey Sister”, but it doesn’t stop there, “The Careerist” and “Disco Lights” are both top-quality as well. There’s little, if any filler on here.

From the press kit it sounds like the door is open for more music (they talk about a “long-term hiatus”) but hop on this now as it is very limited.

DOWNLOAD: “Good Morning, Jobseekers,” “”The Careerist,” “Disco Lights,” “Hey Sister”

 

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