SHIMMY RIVERS AND AND CANAL -
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1/16/2006

"Three inch CD in full colour cover. Eight short songs. Out-rock, angular, lo-fi recordings of new material by the most interesting band to emerge in London in recent memory. These are rough demos of songs, selected from an extensive collection of wildly diverse material, all recorded live in less than ideal circumstances and not actually intended for release -- so don't expect high production values or striving after commercial acceptability. But the music is passionate, the performances immediately evocative, the melodies memorable, the lyrics unusual, and great rock-musical ideas abound." 'The music of Shimmy Rivers and And Canal is literally timeless: it's nearly impossible to tell whether it was recorded last week or twenty-five years ago. Not so much backward-looking as determined to give the basic post-punk framework another good sparring session, SRAAC do more with less than just about any 'rock' band in recent memory.'"