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New Sneakers (Deerhoof) by Matt LeGroulx
What would it sound like if John Fahey played songs by Pavement, Deerhoof, Gordon Lightfoot and Ariel Pink? Well, something like this. Matt LeGroulx is mostly known as the pop mastermind behind Montreal's Expwy but here he gives us a set of solo acoustic guitar, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning of sipping some good coffee and reading the paper after a long night out. Alternately sparse (Ariel Pink's So Glad) and intense (the sea shantie Reuben Ranzo) LeGroulx shows us again that he's the most accomplished and creative guitarist in the indie rock world. You can think of this
album as the guitar counterpart to Gonzales' Solo Piano album and in fact LeGroulx plays a beautifully haunting rendition of Overnight from that record. Not to mention they're both Montrealais. What are they putting in the water up there, anyway?
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