Your brother and the telephone both cry in the night

Partyline – X-Hearts

Better than Vivian Girls, and Partyline preceded them by at least a couple years. The girls in Partyline sound as if they enjoy music, playing music, listening to music, making music, as opposed to the dour fuck-offish attitude projected by Vivian Girls. I like love songs played with pace and feeling, and X-Hearts is nothing if not a quick burst of feeling. Honest declarations! No messing around. Instead of coy texts, it’s all eye contact and earnestness, which is nice every once in a while. Conversation. Mispronunciation. Clumsiness. Funny faces.

[BUY Zombie Terrorist]

3 thoughts on “Your brother and the telephone both cry in the night

    1. I know, they kind of flew under the radar. Chris Richards (from Q & Not U) produced this album…I’m surprised they didn’t get more attention at the time.

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