Something about Finn’s voice, that guy can cast a melancholic shadow over a tune even when the rest of the band lifts their pop-noir veils. And so it is with “Calliope,” a-break-from-the-bleak on the outstanding Nux Vomica, with a jaunting, happy hook that Andrews makes cry just a bit “to tell you you’re needed.” Keen director, then, sending long shadows out against the walls and infusing some anxiety with the stuttery, sped up film speed. Love this band.
Here are a couple of Stereogum faves from the record…
- The Veils – “Jesus For The Jugular”Download
- The Veils – “Not Yet”Download