Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Willowz - Are Coming CD (Sympathy)

Pop the box and you see an Egon Schiele drawing, an attenuated early modernist nude wearing her anxieties on her skin. It’s a fitting visual reference, for the Willowz are a nervous band, also a raw, ambitious, self-challenging, brilliant and perplexing one. They have great hooks, a gift for casually tossing off little bits of humor and beauty, and this timeless unselfconscious quality that’s easier heard than described. In the bland stew of indie rock, the Willowz are a toothsome morsel.

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