Sunday, July 16, 2017

Song(s) of the Day # 1,274 Zebra Hunt

It's a good year when you get two good Feelies albums and it seems that 2017 is such a year. The first, (from that band themselves), In Between, their sixth, is better than good, it's something of a middle-aged masterpiece. The second, In Phrases, from Seattle band Zebra Hunt is just good, so cast in stone and inescapable is the Feelies influence, but nevertheless it's a fine listen capturing as it does that pure open-road strumming vibe that that band and fellow travellers like Flying Nun pathfinders The Clean, Chills and Bats identified so definitively in the eighties. Zebra Hunt never once step off that path but they do show an excellent understanding for its simple exquisite beauty.

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