Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy Shit- Stranded At Two Harbors


Holy Shit, a project of Matt Fishbeck and Ariel Pink (famous for his various ventures as Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), combines new-age vocals with lo-fi noise to produce a new genre which can only be labeled as "new weird america." With Holy Shit, one can feel the many stylistic approaches that Pink often pursues, from the more mellow, almost "salsa-esque" track, "Written All Over Your Face," to a more synth-based track such as "I Don't Need Enemies." While the album almost fails by ending with "When You Came Around To Me," instead of the drawn-out, drug-induced fest, "Let's Get Straight," Stranded At Two Harbors succeeds in artistically achieves in being a well-rounded, and well-thought-out album suitable for any fan of lo-fi music.

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