PRETTY FLOWERS: Why Trains Crash: LP

Jul 25, 2018

Take some punky indie rock like Superchunk, give it big power pop hooks and guitar licks that whisper Thin Lizzy, have the singer be nasal and lyrical like a toned-down Weakerthans, make it wistful but not weak and catchy but not cute, make it twelve songs long and let it go forth into the world, inspiring cheers then tears in bars, the pounding of steering wheels in cars, the leaves to change, favorite shirts to be pulled on. –Chris Terry (