A horrible hack

Kind of Like Paris

Not What You Want It To Be

Year Released: 2020
Format: 7"
Label: rok lok - Friendly Otter - Useless Plastic Toys - Les Disques Rabatjoie - Rival Mist
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Oct 23, 2020
Great to see Rok Lok is still kicking in 2020 and Mike is still finding and releasing great records by super obscure bands. This is Rok Lok #126 in fact. Incredible work. Looks like several other labels were involved here too, team effort.

Kind of Like Paris is not a cross over of Kind of Like Spitting and Paris, Texas but a delicious throwback to the late 90s days of woozy lofi indie rock. It's like I handed them a bunch of boxes and when I got them back they had ticked them all. There is something about imperfectly recorded music in this style that triggers a particular response in me. Everything is warm and fuzzy, there are no sharp edges here, it sounds like a well worn cassette tape which is super appropriate as this may have actually come out in 1998 on Up Records and been sitting in a dusty glove compartment in your car ever since. Pitched somewhere between Duster and Lync, it gently rolls through about about 10 minutes of the exact sort of music I want in my life. Do an album.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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