Viola Peacock were an Ann Arbor, MI trio who were typecast as shoegazers, but beyond the requisite plumes of woozy feedback and gauzy tremolo that typify the genre, they were a pretty damn fine indie rock band at heart. Like another Michigan outfit from the same era, namely the late, great Majesty Crush, Viola Peacock were equally as concerned with song-structure as atmosphere, if not more so. An even closer comparison would be Milwaukee's defunct Sometime Sweet Susan, who I profiled a couple years back. VP also issued a full length, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, which I'll get to at a later date, but for now, soak in this ep.
01. Eating Her Eyes
03. Nothing's Beautiful
04. Giving My Head to Her
05. All Discussions End
06. She Stops the Clocks
07. Postscript: Landscape With Car Crash
The Hi-Risers "In The Spotlight!" 2001 - This band ought to be famous! Solid roots rock as its best."Start with a foundation of the Beatles, sprinkle in equal parts of NRBQ, Los Straitjackets, and...
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