Album review

Joy Zipper - American Whip

Been fantasising that one day there'd be a new My Bloody Valentine album? In all but name, the improbable has happened. Produced by both Kevin Shields himself and one David Holmes, this is Isn't Anything with postmodern lyrics. Long Island couple Vinny and Tabitha hook up with R.E.M./Beck drummer Joey Waronker for a superb re-imagining of that 1988 dreamscape, all phased girlie backing vocals and slipstream guitars. Snow's started to fall as I play it: very appropriate. Songs of drugs, Alzheimers and the inner child in love, Lash yourself in.

Rating: 4 / 10


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