But I’m beginning to think that Alasdair MacLean’s claim that it “might be the end” of 60s dreampop outfit The Clientele was just a clever ploy to make sure I bought tickets for their show at Johnny Brenda’s last year. Especially since they’re releasing a new “mini-album” on August 31st and the lead single sounds part and parcel of every The Clientele song ever recorded. No hard feelings though. I like The Clientele and their dependably upbeat and melancholic songs alot. I liked the show. And I really, really liked how dazzlingly cute their violinist Mel Draisey was, encased in her 60s dress and blonde, very British slightness.
Also, they did a cover of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”: decidedly less cute than a blonde Brit in a sundress. Also, “blonde” is feminine but “blond” is masculine: what is this, Spanish?
PS M.I.A.’s album is streaming on her MySpace. Not very good, IMNHO.