Here's a few ditties about Jack and Diane. Um...ok, not quite, however Colfax Abbey did consist of four American guys who lived in the heartland, Minneapolis to be exact. By the time Drop quite fittingly dropped, dream-pop, even of the domestic variety, was past it's nadir. Nonetheless, these dedicated souls refused to relent their bear-hug embrace of the genre. Drop is unabashedly the stuff of shoegazy reveries - billowy surges of tremolo soaked guitars, tranquilizing vocals, and artfully manicured swells of howling feedback and distortion. Truly a celebration of itself if there was ever such a thing. CA's collective influences will be evident upon your perusal, my only complaint is that the band doesn't formulate anything beyond them. Then again, painting by numbers is actually a sign of proficiency when it comes to sculpting music this intense and labyrinthine. Presumably, this album was Colfax's final transmission, but the songs go on long after the thrill of living is gone.
02. Shy Away
04. Once in a While
07. On the Edge of a Heathery Moor
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