Monday, January 6, 2014

Literary Notes From All Over

More than 25 years after we broke up, The Floor Models finally got a serious review, courtesy of ace rock scribe Dave Lifton at POPDOSE.

And it's wonderful. The money quote:

With its Rickenbacker 12-string and three-part harmonies, the jangleriffic Floor Your Love makes a great case for the simple joys of wheel reinvention. There’s little in here that any power pop devotees haven’t already heard, but it’s all done exceptionally well, and it’s devoid of the bubble-gummy quality that too often mars that genre.

Nor does it suffer from the other side of the equation, where the band throws in so many hooks that you can’t keep track of them all. These are tight and clever pop songs that don’t overstay their welcome, but still stick in your brain long after you’ve stopped listening.

The influences are what you would expect from the time, lots of Beatles and Byrds, with the enthusiasm of the power pop side of New Wave. “Fade Into Grey” is “Eight Miles High” minus the acid and Coltrane, “Spin Cycle” sounds like classic Nick Lowe, and if “Let Her Go” isn’t the best song Marshall Crenshaw never wrote, I don’t know what is.

I couldn't agree more, obviously.

You can read the whole thing over at POPDOSE HERE.