Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Women's BLACK RICE Named #18 on Pitchfork's "100 Best Tracks of 2008"!!!
SLAM! The site says: "Once you fight off the initial knee-jerk urge to toss this psych ditty onto the blog-rock scrap heap, you'll find "Black Rice" rewards more with each listen. That's because these roughshod Albertans are actually closet post-punk deconstructionists who happen to have a killer knack for citric hooks. A minimalist Wire-esque riff and fussy stop-start sections temper the saccharine vibes, though it doesn't hurt when drowsy singer Patrick Fiegel rolls off the couch to deliver a stunningly euphoric chorus. The result is a lo-fi pop gem that's (fortunately) too lethargic and stand-offish to exploit the many indie trends it alludes to. --Adam Moerder" Congrats, Women!