"In The Subway" cassette
Genres: diy pop, indie pop, lo-fi
c/o Raoul de la Cruz
PO BOX 7374
Riverside CA 92513
Jun 30 - Jul 6 2003
this delicious dose of distinctly diy pop is just what the doctor
ordered. In The Subway is the songwriting work of Frank
Jordan from Boyracer (the drummer), who performed these
tunes on a 2001 tour. The melodies are strong and insanely
catchy, and the recording is very lo-fi - if you like diy pop, then
this cassette is essential. Bloody essential!
While the vocals leave a lot to be desired on certain tracks, their
harmony with the other instruments, especially when complicated
rhythms and guitar patterns are being used, is amazingly solid.
The tinny sound of the low quality recording adds a much needed audio
texture to the sound; it's very similar to that heard on early Guided
By Voices recordings.
Depending on where you come from, this is either irritating
"crap tape bullshit" or the work of an unrecognized
genius. Either way, though, I don't think anyone can doubt that
there is some truly inspired songwriting at work on In The Subway.
distributed by the
label, released 2002]