Post/Fact Records pf011 Librarians Present Passed
Librarians follow up their debut full-length, Alright Easy Candy Stranger, by delving into the catalogs of baroque pop and new wave without abandoning the viscous dance-punk that first captivated audiences in their home state of West Virginia. File "Candy Season" under B for boat drinks, bouncy psychedelia and beaches. "Cranberry Palace" belongs amongst the 60's heartbreakers, between the charm of The Turtles and the pitch perfect humility of The Zombies. On "Marilla Park" the band channels the smooth delivery of Clinic with a hint of Echo and the Bunnymen. Appalachia may not seem to be the first place you'd look for weird, kaleidoscopic party jams, but with Present Passed Librarians continue to defy easy classification.