Capstan Shafts. You took quite a shine to the 2007 album I shared, Environ Maiden, and voila, here's the followup. In that earlier piece I emphasized Wells affection for Guided By Voices/Robert Pollard's penchant for "leave 'em wanting more" ethos. Brevity is still a watchword on Fixation Protocols, but the overarching effect is less derivative of the Fading Captain. Sometimes that yields songs that are less than immediate, yet wholly rewarding on subsequent go-arounds. In short, expect the artful, just not necessarily the grandiose.
02-Shaky days, bring honey
03-Eyeliner skywriting etc
04-Middles of June
07-What used to become you (now befalls you)
08-Communists in 19th century America
09-A heart that never flies
11-Brightest page in the history of man
12-Her novel 'canal zone poetry'
13-Little world saver
14-Boy to take you nowhere
15-Behemoth to a Flame
16-The Hell With the Days Again
17-The Stunted Kid
19-Squeals of Resignation
20-Song for monometallists
21-The framers blameless enterprise
5/45: 10,000 Maniacs, “Trouble Me” c/w “The Lion’s Share” - Our examination of our editor's most meaningful and important 45 singles in his 45 years picks up with a gorgeous alternative song from 1989 that triggers ...
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