Matt Scheuber has released an indie-pop gem with Old
Men Are Young Again. Maneuvering nimbly between acoustic and
electric instrumentation helps Scheuber split the difference between
a bedroom record sound and fully fleshed out arrangements, and
Scheuber fits neatly in this pocket. Scheuber's most sincere vocals
have the cracked-voice style of J. Mascis, making the tracks
just a bit more poignant and pleasing.
Near the middle of the album, "Chocolate Eye"s bucks
the stylistic trend with its Kinks-y speak-sing delivery.
It was a pleasant diversion to be reminded of the Davies
brothers in the middle of Old Men Are Young Again. From
that point on, it's back to the acoustic/electric style of the
rest of the album, but now I hear that Kinks sound in every track
(mind you, subtly) and suddenly what to this point has been simply
a good record becomes a truly enjoyable listen.
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