Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Neato Fleets is the solo effort of a college student from New York. Neato Fleets is sometimes electronic, sometimes acoustic, and always harmonytastic. She used to be called Persephone & Her Cellar Babies (her earliest, mostly acoustic recordings: very sweetly ramshackle and nostalgic), then FLEETS (more electronic; Reckless Tongue, the FLEETS album from last year, is an excellent collection of quirky pop songs with fuzzy guitars, snappy drum machines, and throbbing synths...exuberant, wistful, and everything else you could want).
"And In Time" is one of the most beautifully sad songs I've ever heard. The minimal instrumentation and melodies imply so much and, for me, capture a sort of longing and nostalgic blend of joy and utter despair that is hard to find anywhere. "Don't Stop Hanging Out" is a more upbeat, synth- and drum machine-driven song. The brilliant coda in the song's second half won't leave your head.
The album is a completely enveloping experience--capturing a huge range of emotions and sounds from somewhere within us and around us and wrapping you up in them--that you'll want to return to again and again.
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Posted by Will Vunderink at 10:06 PM