STAPLER, THE: Metaphysical Haircut: CD

Have I lost my magic touch? I thought I had a pretty good detection system, not for avoiding all crap (I actually, instead seem to have a strange talent for finding that), but for at least avoiding stuff that would do well with all the arty kids. Not so, I’ve discovered this rotation. I picked this up because the cover sort of reminded me of the Pixies, oh, and it was yellow, and sometimes I like yellow. I know some people will give me flak for not ever getting into (and barely have even listened to) Dinosaur Jr. or Sonic Youth, and this reminds me of a fuzzier version of them (but again, I haven’t listened to either, so it’s more that The Stapler sound like what I imagine those bands to sound like, but fuzzier). So, I mean, I’m sure it’s good for what it is, but fuck if you’ll ever catch me listening to it willingly.

 –megan (www.colombusdiscountrecords.com)