Are these guys really from New Mexico? And if so, are they all called Vratko and Miroslav?! As Pitchfork quite astutely posed on release, perhaps these songs are really incredible or perhaps they simply mimic and mine musical traditions unfamiliar to the average indie rock fan. But as I quite esoterically thought at the time, I don’t care. Take me to the Gypsy caravans, mournful accordions and wood-smoke air of Albuquerque now.
(MOMENT ALERT: BTW, I love ‘moments’ in songs and this has two – trumpets at 2:02 and the rest of the instruments at 2:55. Enjoy.)