Meow Meow | Snow Gas Bones
In the world of indie pop, bands like Meow Meow are a rarity, but they're
best defined not so much by who they are, but who they aren't. They're
not yet another forgettable act walking into the indie pop world with
a faux-Icelandic sound, sounding sparse, airy, and utterly without
structure. They don't get by with a bunch of amorphous wailing set
over pretty, drifting chord changes, and call it a day.
Instead, their magnificently crafted songs bring out the best of
60's pop melodies, but with a touch of fuzzy modern guitar licks
and the kind of bizarre sonics that all but typify the indie pop
genre. It's a beautiful blend that's easily accessible, yet like
any truly classic record, more rewarding the deeper you go. It's
perhaps a bit early to comment on its longevity, but Snow Gas Bones
should stick around well after other indie albums have come and gone.
Reviewed by John
Rating : 4.5 / 5