Boy Genius

Anchorage

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Jason K.'s vocals remain an acquired taste, unconcerned as he is with anything like pitch, but it's one that's easily obtained for anyone owning records by Velvet Underground, Go-Betweens, Felt, Gun Club, or Beat Happening. Meanwhile, their quietly hummable light guitar pop is like a hodgepodge of the Feelies, Black Watch, New Zealand label Flying Nun bands and, again, Felt. Bright and bouncy, full of sweet boy-girl harmonies, and yielding similar bursts of the great trumpets that highlighted the EP (more of those please!) and sighing harmonica, Anchorage easily picks up where Eureka's zesty exuberance suggested.

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