Friday, May 13, 2011

Overlord

Add Date: May 10 

Artist: Overlord 

Album: In Soviet Russia My Heart Breaks You 

Label: Storm Tower 

Genre: Indie pop 

Comments: You'd be forgiven if you flipped over In Soviet Russia My Heart Breaks You to look for the Slumberland Records logo. (It's not there--the Brooklyn-based indie poppers are on Philly's Storm Tower Records imprint.) While Overlord isn't labelmates with the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts, Girls Names, et al, there's a lot of musical kinship.

Says CMJ: "Overlord has been turning out first-rate, '80s-style Manchester mope-rock since the mid-'90s, and it's about time the rest of the world caught up to their personal retro-revolution." Couldn't have said it better myself. RIYL: The Magnetic Fields, The Smiths and Guided By Voices. Start with 1, 4, 2 and 6.

Survey time: which is the better URL: Overlord's home page (http://www.overlordusa.com/) or their MySpace address (http://www.myspace.com/overlordisnotmetal)?

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