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The Situation: "The Reece Nasty EP"

reviewed by Corin Ashley for The Big Take-over

Straight up: any band that thanks The La's leader Lee Mavers in their liner notes is A-OK in my book. This anglophile band from Philadelphia has got a groovy little thing going. They sound like a rather good combination of Oasis (without the heavy guitars) and their Philly lysergic pop peers (Lilys, Three 4 Tens, Asteroid #4) with a bit of old meleons thrown in for good measure. Walls of ringing, arpeggiating Rickenbackers and proper pop songs sound geographically attuned to the Liverpool/Manchester sound - the sound of the Mersey as filtered through the Schuylkill. A more cynical person might call this derivative but I think the world can always use a rehash of pure pop this good.

 

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