June Fool
June Fool (New York, NY)

"The fleeting hooks and surging release of June Fool’s latest incarnation – their darkest and most complex – conjures up traces of Rainer Maria, Portishead with an edge, or a PJ Harvey resigned to melody rather than anger. At moments a ghostly presence, at others bluesy and symphonic, with a guitar alternately soaring and irresistibly minimalist and bleak. Just when it feels like a collapse into the feels-so-bad-it’s-good pain of emo, it turns grittier -- streets of Detroit, from the gut . . . Like the best of modern indie/pop outfits, the power trio feels expansive and open, all the while keeping secrets."
- Rachel Federman, Dimestore Scenario

Posted on 5/1/08