Poppy Red – Keep Your Heart EPPosted: January 19, 2013
The hazy psychedelic bedroom pop from the duo of Molly Long and Jimmy Spice – it’s lo-fi and fittingly strange. The vocals remind me of Joanna Newsom a bit, except now the elf queen is wielding the good ol’ electric guitar rather than a harp. And the strange, droning and echoed electronic arrangements give a bit of an Animal Collective feel, except without their messed up, chaotic feel – the songs here are coherent and catchy, even if they’re otherworldly as fuck. Apparently they have a good for meloies in other dimensions, too.