One would not look at the style tome A Scene In Between — a must have for obscure 80s post-post-punk fanatics — and think that one day, the torch would be passed from the universities, bedsits and clubs of suburban Britain then to the American midwest. But more often than anyone would suspect, over the last few decades, exactly that has happened. And it keeps happening.
The early Factory-records-inflected Posh Lost is one example, and so too would the dream pop combo Carroll, both of whom hail from Minneapolis. But to a blind test, they’d sit along your most prized My Bloody Valentine or Pale Saints twelve-inches. And as virtually every micro-era in the alt world has gotten a reboot, it’s interesting how this very signature moment doesn’t have its own, say, Best Coast. Is it because that, since people started making music like this around 1983, they’ve never stopped, just endless recombined its classic elements? Posh Lost and Carroll are doing just that, and guess what? It has become a noble, worthy and necessary tradition.
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