May 27, 2009

Rollerskate Skinny. Threshold.


I don't know if anyone remembers this band. They came and went without much notice, only releasing two albums and a handful of singles. If they get mentioned at all, it's to note that Kevin Shields' brother was a member. Released inbetween albums, this three-song EP isn't quite up to the flawless perfection of Horsedrawn Wishes (though, what is?), but you can tell they're taking the template they developed on Shoulder Voices (a mixture of early Mercury Rev's tilt-a-whirl symphonies, mid-period Flaming Lips' knack for a killer melody, and, of course, My Bloody Valentine's woozy blur) and fumbling towards something bigger.


Rollerskate Skinny on myspace

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