It’s about time that I got around to writing about the brilliant Immaculate Machine record Ones And Zeros for this page. I’ve already slobbered all over everything else the band has done, so this review should shock no one.
They released this record on Mint Records (Long Live Mint!), and if you don’t already own it and love it unconditionally, you’re totally missing out. I mean, seriously, how do you get through your days without it?
This is some of the tightest and most interesting song-writing I’ve heard since, well, since the last time I played the IM, but you know what I mean. These pop confections will lift you up, put a hop in your step and pull you through whatever life can throw at you. They should be all over the radio, if you ask me. C’mon radio! Get with it! Each track could be a single, and taken all together you’ll be left feeling like you just made three great new friends who told you everything you needed to know about the way things should be.
Okay, so take a deep breath. My thoughts about this gem of a record are effusive and prone to superlatives, sure, but I defy you to find a better example of tuneful, interesting, effective and joyful music-making (like this) from the past couple of years. Betcha you won’t find it. This is it.
Own this. Tell all your friends to buy it too. It’s that simple.
You can all thank me later.
PS: The new Immaculate Machine record, Fables, is coming out real soon, so you know what to do… Get it! Yeah baby!!!