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The Waves | Flame A Little Brighter (March / Grimsey)
Hang Ups fans - stop! Read this. Because, if you haven't already heard, Jeff Kearns of the aforementioned fabulous Minneapolis pop ensemble and Phil Parhamovich have teamed up with friends (including some fellow Hang Ups) as The Waves. The songs on Flame A Little Brighter may have been a decade in the making - but the pure beauty of this collection is brand-brand new. Guided By Voices fans - stop! Because I think you are gonna like this too. The Waves' infectious pop songs stroll across twelve tracks in under thirty-five minutes - the decision to hit repeat is up to you. I dare you not to fall in love with this record.
Tracy Lee Jackson
CWAS #7 - Spring 2001