TNSofN are first and foremost an art band
I think we can take it as read that my favourite part of The Velvet Underground is Mo Tucker. She used to send me Christmas cards. So obvious, I apologise.
Once again, Everett True is in love with modern music – the modern music of James X. Boyd & The Boydoids. And he feels alright.
best listened to three minutes at a time. Like a bag of decades-old Smarties, an entire 36 minutes of consumption is guaranteed to sicken.
It’s The Velvet Underground. It’s empty beer cans crunched up on your shared driveway on a Sunday morning. It’s the sound of crickets chirping unmercifully all summer long.
Better Luck Next Life is the sound of aristocratic decay. It’s spiritual exhaustion, the crumbling of an empire into petty, isolated camps of self-degradation.
Psychedelic shoegaze, some call it.
This is a fine companion piece to 8 Eye Spy. I am beyond good and evil.
But honey, you sure ain’t no Stevie Nicks. Or even Abba. Or evenThe Distillers.