THOMAS FUNCTION: The Insignificants b/w Blue and Green, Conspiracy of Praise: 7”EP

Postulating here; these folks like the following: Velvet Underground, Frank Black, The Beatles, XTC, and a host of indie bands that I don’t know. Think constant-tinkling organ, stroked guitar, voice-as-instrument, always-striving-for-melody pop. It’s not quite slashy enough for me to automatically tip towards, nor is it flat-out finger snapping to tuck away my punk-loving proclivities to listen to (even secretly). That said, although it’s not for me, it’s not annoying, doesn’t seem precious or self-involved, and ain’t something I’m going to make fun of.

 –todd (Tic Tac Totally)