Friday, January 26, 2007
Download: Pacific UV—“50s” MP3
Former Athenians, current Portlandians (is that what they are called?), Pacific UV make a triumphant return with their new EP (appropriately titled EP) of reverb-heavy deliciousness. Like the bastard spawn of Phil Spector and Spiritualized, Pacific UV put out a record in 2003 that, um, I played drums and keyboards on. So I guess I'm biased here. Hey! I had nothing to do with this track, which is a damned shame, really, as it might just be one of the best the band has ever done. This song, “50s”, is a gorgeous throwback, aptly named after the decade it emulates, though it exists in some parallel realm where Kevin Shields produced the Teddy Bears and Rachel Goswell led a girl group.