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Shy Rights Movement

"Only the Lost Can Find Their Way" b/w "The Solemn, Balanced Weight of the Hammer" 7"

Kaw Tapes

Genres: hometaper, lo-fi, indie pop

Kaw
94 Main Street
Forth, Lanarkshire
ML11 8AB
UK

Aug 8 - 14 2005

Hometaper stalwart Kaw Tapes is the label behind this Shy Rights Movement lathe-cut 7".  These two songs are dark and lo-fi, sounding sort of like they've been recorded in a room adjacent the 4-track - but that's all part of the charm.  "The Solemn, Balanced Weight of the Hammer" is a strangely detached folk-pop tune.  "Only the Lost Can Find Their Way," meanwhile, has more a rock sound; its 80s-ish infectious chorus makes for a strong repeated listen.  There's lots of hometaped crap out there, but this is nothing short of enjoyable.  The duo of Mark Ritchie and Paul DoucÚt have created a record to be proud of.

82%

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 2 tracks, distributed by the label, released 200?]