Minor Thirds

The Zealot's Curse

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The Minor Thirds' The Zealot's Curse is a defiantly lo-fi collection of indie pop based around simple acoustic guitar arrangements with piano often sweetening the pot. File this one under "people inspired by Daniel Johnston." In truth, however, this boy-girl duo slightly lacks Johnston's earnestness and is probably shooting more for the dark humor or arch slacker irony of such anti-folksters as the Moldy Peaches. The threadbare recording quality does little to mask the fact that the songwriting, with its occasional bouncy hook, is definitely inspired. The group succeeds most with pop fare such as "I Was Going To," while attempts at black humor or paradox, such as "The Angel's Curse," are equally as engaging.

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