Sunday, June 3, 2007
I am starting to understand why being labeled would make an artist cringe. Twee, while being a favorite genre of mine, is also a pretty caging genre as well. Sweet beyond sweet and innocent seeming lyrics. It can box an artist up pretty quickly. Belle & Sebastian hate it. Voxtrot though have taken the LP to break away from their EP's more twee roots but still retaining the more progressive elements while retaining in the best parts of their EP's. Standout tracks like Stephen, and Kid Gloves point toward their new found anger. While this LP isn't as progressive as the EP's its a signal that greater and better music will definitely be coming from this band.