Preparing to Receive You
You know, I fear getting excited about reissues the way some people fear incipient affection for Eagles tunes: that is, there's this thought that once you start to get pumped for repressings of unsung catalog gems, you're only a few steps shy of cashing in your 401k and pinin' for the better days of youth. Disaster! At the same time though you gotta be honest, and when I was reminded by PItchfork this morning that the For Carnation EPs are being repackaged, I was stoked. I am still stoked. You know why? Because this band never got its due. They got favorable enough press in their day as I remember, but their self-titled album from 2000 wasn't just good - it was fantastic, forward-looking noir stuff that reminded me of the weird 50s-gothic-pastiche-y stuff that fascinated L.A. scene rats in the mid-eighties only filtered now, and more smartly, through This Heat or Cale-produced Nico. I've still never heard Fight Songs, but I remember Marshmallows as being pretty good, if not the propulsive, dark mini-masterpiece that self-titled one is for me. We here at LPTJ are geeked for this reissue and wish you kids would get off the damned lawn.
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