VIVE LE ROCK GIVES “WHAT’S IN BETWEEN” ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW!

PEDALJETS
WHAT’S IN BETWEEN
ELECTRIC MOTH RECORDS
PRE-GRUNGE ERA GUITAR SLINGERS RETURN.
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KANSAS QUARTET, THE PEDALJETS, STARTED OUT IN 1984 AND WERE ONCE SEEN AS A MISSING LINK BETWEEN THE REPLACEMENTS AND NIVANA. EXTENSIVE TOURING WITH SUCH BANDS AS HUSKER DU, MEAT PUPPETS AND FLAMING LIPS HELPED SEAL THEIR REPUTATION AND THEIR 1988 DEBUT ALBUM ‘TODAY TODAY’ WAS WIDELY ACCLAIMED. UNFORTUNATELY, ITS SELF-TITLED FOLLOW-UP WAS LESS SUCESSFUL AND THEY EVENTUALLY SPLIT IN 1990. A TENTATIVE REUNION IN 2006 BORE FRUIT AND RESULTED IN THEIR GRADUAL RETURN TO THE STUDIO TO RECORD THIS ALBUM. ‘TERRA NOVA’ KICKS THINGS OFF WITH AN EARLY ‘80S NEW WAVE FEEL WHILE ‘RIVERVIEW’ AND ‘DEAD DAY RETURN’ ARE GARAGE POP IN A SIMILAR VEIN TO THE HOODOO GURUS. ELSEWHERE, BALLAD ‘SOME KIND OF ONE’ SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE A BOWIE/LOU REED COLLABORATION. A SOUND ROOTED IN THE EARLY ‘80S BUT THAT HAPPILY DOESN’T SOUND DATED. 11/13
LEE CATTERELL

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