Brian Standeford has eked out a reputation with his first two singles on Woodsist and HoZac, the latter acting as a part of their inaugural Hookup Klub series; though we still know him around here as one of the first singles ever to get the RSTB review treatment when he was in a short-lived band called Tall Birds. Still kicking out a potent mixture of jangle and fuzz, Idle Times' debut LP (also on HoZac) boils with squalling fizz careening underneath pop snagged hooks that recall Guided by Voices and Chavez among other 90's contemporaries with a penchant for weaving noise through the threads of pop. Given room to spread over ten tracks, Standeford applies healthy touches of twang, blues and even the occasional swash of glam to his barage of amplifier fray. A solid first offering and one that should certainly be getting more press at the moment.
[MP3] Idle Times - Do You Hear Those Bells?
[MP3] Idle Times - I Don't Believe It/X-Tina
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