Monday, February 09, 2015

Believe in Me, Ralegh Long

The Guardian's New Band of the Week feature, last week profiled Ralegh Long and noted some hints of Todd: -

 "But Long has more in common with the ill-fated, esoteric wing of the balladeer brigade - you'll be reminded variously of Nilsson, early Todd Rundgren, even Alex Chilton at his most overwrought and wracked. Love Kills All Fear's chord progression is uncannily similar to Rundgren's Believe in Me ; uncanny unless it was deliberate, in which case we probably mean unashamed. The Ride and Beginning the World, meanwhile, have some of the twilit ambience and demented beauty of Big Star's late-period tortured anti/avant-ballads."

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