SPECTACULAR FANTASTIC, THE: Circling the Sun: CD

Apr 28, 2016

This is some hooky power pop played by a duo out of Cincinnati. Given their locale, it shouldn’t be surprising that I immediately heard some Guided By Voices influence, as they’re both from the same neck of the woods. There’s also certainly an influence from the Elephant 6 collective bands. The Spectacular Fantastic has evidently been around for a while, so it makes sense they have their shit together. And by that I mean it sounds good, both in the way it’s recorded and how well the two members sound playing together. It doesn’t hurt that the tunes are catchy and pretty fun.

 –Kurt Morris (75orlessrecords.com)

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