80s nostalgia on high. Hard to like this. I mean, it's on Captured Tracks. Home of Beach Fossils, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Mac Demarco... I mean, cmon. The Brooklyn label sure knows how to pick em. Craft Spells debut full length is a ride down memory lane for those that grew up with Factory Records and 4AD or at least like to pretend to. Their nostalgic tendencies pay homage to the greats, but their catchy songwriting carves out a home of their own. Hazy, washed out, danceable, and just fun. Sort of a soundtrack for the Urban Outfitters generation in the best way possible.
- music label: Captured Tracks 2011
reviewed by Fragrant Vagrant 1/2016
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