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...a really nice record...
on 12 August 2009
Do you remember the nineties? I don't, but if you do, then you may also recall Trashcan Sinatras (then known as The Trash Can Sinatras) from such albums as "Cake", "I've Seen Everything" and "A Happy Pocket". They were the next big thing for quite some time back then, but never managed to force their way out of the Guardian and on to the radio, despite 1993 nearly being their year.
Which is surprising as The Artists Formerly Known As The Trash Can Sinatras have written some nice songs over the years and now, five years after "Weightlifting", they're back with some more nice songs. From the opening 'People' through the Carly Simon enhanced (yes, really) 'Should I Pray' to 'Morning Star', this is a really nice record.
With half of TAFKATTCS now California based, there is even more of an open feel to the music, which may or may not be connected to their new environment. Whatever, it works well, so don't leave this in the hands of the Observer Music Monthly. Have a listen. It may prove to be a nice surprise.