Woah, two posts in as many days. I must be unwell.
A short post - because if there's something I've realized in my four-month sabbatical from blogging, it's that short posts do just the same job as long ones - on the subject of Stereo Image. Now, this band strike me as the kind who've already been written about extensively by the internet seekers who can tell me the name of every good group etc., but their debut single is good enough for me to presume otherwise and contribute some more hype to their incredibly worthy cause. Stereo Image's pedigree is, anyhow, near-impeccable: the vocals are provided by San Serac, whose 'Tyrant' single on Output was much-loved by many; the production by Johnny Dark, founder member of Junior Boys (and the brains behind Last Exit - see below). You can't really go wrong with a combo like that, and sure enough, Stereo Image shoot and score with 'Red Nights' and even more so with B-side 'Pack Moves' - crunching tech-step rhythms down below, 80s synth colourings on the mid-range and Nat doing a nice line in Bowie-esque croon-falsetto-croon up top. Pop perfection. I'm not sure if 'Red Nights'/'Pack Moves' will see its way onto 7" or exist only as download; either way, buy it when it lands.
Visit www.myspace.com/stereoimageband for sound-clips.
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