June 4, 2012


Ryan Garbes's Sweet Hassle was one of my top ten records last year. As soon as I got it, Garbes landed on my completist list, which is short and shrinking. He's followed it up with a short tape, just 16 minutes long, called 1965. The music pre-dates the Hello Sunshine. Doesn't have the same Velvet Underground feel, more vintage synth, less electric guitar, more like his earlier cassettes that sound just right on a wake-and-bake road-trip, or late afternoon, west bound. It came in the mail today. Garbes made the art. I popped it in when I went off to get tomatoes, through Friday afternoon traffic, and it fit perfectly into the commute, with side one ending right as I pulled into the parking space.

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