The Convenience of Indecision
10/29/2001 | Fungamemassive.com | www.fungamemassive.com | Album Review
After dominating the Chapel Hill indie rock scene over the last few years, Sorry About Dresden releases their first major release on Saddle Creek after some 7"s, LP and EP elsewhere. Serving the likes of Superchunk notice of their crumbling "official Chapel Hill indie rock band" status, Sorry About Dresden leads the listener through an eclectic indie rock album that moves from something near to the Replacements to Elliott Smith to Sebadoh. Recorded by hotshots who have done Cursive and Beck, among others, the recording belies their live raw power by emphasizing a mellower and sensitive of side; though in the end, nothing is lost between the two. What is strange about Sorry About Dresden is that the more you listen to the record the more catchy it becomes. It is certainly an odd occurrence but something experienced with the indie rock of the late 80s and so?. As eluded to each song is something different, but within that "A Losing Season," "One Version of Events," "Hosanna in the Highest" (which is laden with great melodies) and "Deadship, Darkship" truly stand out. Sorry About Dresden is coming off touring with Cursive, so catch them next time on tour; it's well worth it. If you are looking for a record that brings back memories of yore, you want this one.