Sunday, October 27, 2013

TRACK REVIEW: "Orpheus Under The Influence" by Buttertones

Orpheus Under The Influence by Buttertones will undoubtedly be on American Pancake's Best Tracks of 2013 List. Short and distracting in the best of ways, when I first heard it it felt a bit like the indie pop of Mrs. Magician or the Strokes plus the disjointed art rock of Wide Streets or Pack of Wild Canaries plus the tropical punk pop of Week of Wonders. The vocals done with a slight tinge of "life bores me" tone are killer and hit me as a kind of lush blend of Paul Banks, Brandon Flowers and Andy Bell (of Erasure). Great little song that makes me very happy. YES!
Robb Donker

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