P.S. ELIOT: Sadie: LP

Nov 15, 2011

I must say that I was stoked to see this in my box of review materials, as I found P.S. Eliot’s Living in Squalor 7” to be rather splendid. While Sadie is good, it is a departure from LiS. This LP is a good record, but I was looking forward to an LP’s worth of their angsty alternapunk that I heard on the Freedom School 7”. The LP’s tempo is comparatively slower. A few songs have power pop-sounding guitar slowed down to the pace of coffeehouse indie rock (I don’t mean that to be pejorative in this case). While nothing on here sounds like it is the victim of restraint, the overall feel of Sadie is subdued. This will be getting more spins on my turntable in the future, but not as much as the Squalor EP.  –Vincent (Salinas)