Purveyors of: Meticulously-constructed, succinctly-packaged popbursts with a tingly psychedelic aftertaste File Next To: Postcards, Broadcast, A Bell Is A Cup-era Wire Playing:WL 613 - Arboretum Festival: Ought, Fresh Snow, Freelove Fenner & Blue Angel @ House of Targ (Ottawa)
Imagine a dream where you found a copy of Thurson Moore's Psychic Hearts where all the songs were wiry Steely Dan covers. Or, or... a straight-edge version of Nuggets' psychedelic haze, where all the songs disorient you for two minutes flat and then... stop. Montreal's Freelove Fenner are charting their own path with a sound that isn't so easy to pin down — quick songs that are packed with ideas and are never airlessly arid nor messily overstuffed. Joe Strutt chatted with the band online about finding their own sound and taking it on the road. Peter Woodford and Caitlin Loney answered collectively — "we always finish each other's sentences anyway."