A horrible hack

Places We Slept

I Would Rather You Not Know Me

Year Released: 2011
Format: 7"
Label: Lagerville Records
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Sep 9, 2011
There's not a lot of places you can go with the twinkly emo sound. We've heard it all. We've chosen our sides. Most of what is well received today goes over my head. It's not for me. However, there are still bands who I think get it. The recent Whoopass Girls tape is a belter, and here comes Places We Slept with a super limited 7" (100 copies!) to throw me for a loop. This 7", or at least the first side of it (the song on the flip is somewhat disposable), is so damn sweet. Two songs of gorgeous twinkle, but with this weird ol' fuzzed out reverb thrown in there to knock you off balance. It's like if the Promise Ring's Watertown Plank 7" was covered by Beach Fossils. Beachmo. It's such a mess, the production is barely there, and the vocals are sung out of key and yelled by a boy, boyishly. The second song is pretty much perfect. Simple, repetitious guitar and that melancholy midwestmo sound. It is absolutely nailed. Places We Slept brought something new to a genre sorely in need of it. This 7" is flat out lovely.

I keep hearing, my ears ringing.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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