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Seattle’s The Fools came out of nowhere (I’m not sure if that’s true or not, since we have strict budgetary constraints that only allow us enough money for occasional interview artwork and Birthday Cake Pop Tarts) to deliver one of the best songs – if not the best song – of the year.
Last night’s Soda Bar show was a mosaic of rad guitar riffs, plumes of primary colors, and carbonated verve.
Side one is great, but side two cements “Let it Be” as an album that is not just a classic, but an album that matters to this day.
Robin Edwards’ cavalier and yet biting approach as Lisa Prank is both emotionally cathartic and pastel-driven. Contemporary sonnets of pain and self-awareness are spattered, Jackson Pollock-style, with caffeine and listlessness.