Don't I Hold You

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It feels odd to buy import singles of a band from New England, but Wheat's two LPs are so nice, you seek a good B-side or two. 1999's Off the Pedestal 7" shepherded only one so-so non-LP track, "Flat Black." But this second Hope and Adams single doles out two better ones. "More Than You Ever New" (no relation to the LP's lone irritating track, "More Than You'll Ever Know") is a gripping mood-rocker with an insistent rhythm that should have made the LP. It and the slow, motionless, placid "New Boyfriend" are both excellent home recordings, suggesting Wheat can dispense with the expense of proper studios next time if they so choose. And if you haven't heard the LP, the A-side means you're in for a treat.

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