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Artist: Martin Carpenter
Label: Paisley Pop
This is not "Michael" Carpenter-an easy mistake to make--I did it at first. This is the debut from Iowan Martin Carpenter.
Sheepish is grade
A midwestern power pop, full of catchy riffs, guitar arpeggios, and a wonderful,
insistent urgency that leads to the repeat button. Spanning a wide stylistic
spectrum, you will hear touches of Shoes, Elvis Costello, The Church, Lovin'
Spoonful, NRBQ, Rich Young Ruler and the Elms to mention just a few. Carpenter's
vocals are unhurried and earnest-often oddly achingly beautiful. BVGs are
simple and perfect.
Personal favorite is "Withering." With its "Didn't Have to Be So Nice" guitar, the amazingly helplessness of the lyric and simplistically wonderful melody, it is Napoleon Dynamite times 10. But the character "will try/ I swear, by God, I Will Try." Welcome to our world.
A pure pop understated beauty
not to be missed.