Stripmall Architecture – “Feathersongs For Factory Girls Part Two”

Album Reviews | By on Sep 11th, 2011

Record Label: S/R
Genre: Lo-Fi
Band Link: www.myspace.com/stripmallarchitecture
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Yay, the second part to this album is out! I loved the first five-song installment (see review: http://new.readjunk.com/reviews/cdreviews/stripmall-architecture-feathersongs-for-factory-girls/). Be warned, shoegazers: Part Two is a more upbeat affair.


This EP starts off with the lo-fi psych-pop from Part One, which combines aspects of Lykke Li, LCD Soundsystem, Panda Riot, and Hundred in the Hands. But I actually prefer the other three tracks, which are uncharacteristically rockin’. Live drums, strings, and more soaring vocals breathe life into a sound that can sometimes be too detached and chilly (The xx, I’m looking at you).

Bottom Line: Nice mix of lo-fi and livelier indie pop.
Notable Tracks: Lemoncholic, Ownsome, Prussian Blue (hopefully not about the white supremacist band)
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