Paradise

If a unicorn break-dances through your room while you're listening to the second Slow Club record, don't freak out: These folk-punk mystics bring fairy-dusted heat in dangerous quantities. The duo – singer-guitarist Charles Watson and singer-drummer-guitarist Rebecca Taylor bridge the twee whimsy of Belle and Sebastian and the garage-y primacy of early Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At times, Watson and Taylor come off like billowy-sleeved naifs who might spend Saturday afternoons riding hither and fro through the marshes, but their Saturday nights clearly involve more carnal interests: "I can see you lookin' at me/You've got the brains, I've got the body," Taylor sings on "Where I'm Waking," as Watson's guitar tears a broadsword path through the club and toward the bedroom.

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From The Archives Issue 1140: September 29, 2011
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