January 11, 2011

Distractions - "Money Is Ugly"

Originally released on a limited run of cassettes via Plus Tapes, the debut from Chicago's Distractions is now set for wider consumption thanks to some remastering and remixing by Twin Sister's Udbhav Gupta and the good vinyl-loving folks at Infinite Best Recordings. The dimly lit, eight-song, jazz-inspired pop of Dark Green Sea thrives on a mercurial and eclectic construction that mixes feverish garage rock with baroque ballads and meditative Tom Waits-like odes to the far corners of the universe. The heart of the record however lies in the topical soul ditty "Money Is Ugly," which finds baritone singer Tom Owens stretching his luck on a brilliantly catchy falsetto-laden refrain. It's beautifully weird pop music.

Dark Green Sea is out January 18th—pre-order it here.

Distractions - "Money Is Ugly" (from Dark Green Sea)


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