Review: Nashville-based combo Tim & Shad & Sherry make music that's gloriously hard to pigeonhole. At times, their brand of loose-limbed, post-alternative groovery sounds like a contemporary take on Beck (see the brilliant title track), at others like blue-eyed soul as recreated by a bunch of slackers in a rented lock-up (see the rather quite beautiful "Don't Disturb This Groove"). They're even capable of krautrock-inspired, droning oddness, as displayed by the formidably scratchy closer "The Greatest Fans in the World"). Of course, if you're an All Tomorrows Parties (RIP) regular, you'll probably already have heard them. The rest of us have got a lot of catching up to do.
Review: Since forming way back in 2009, Tim & Chad & Sherry - a 'supergroup' featuring members of Silver Jews and Lambchop - have flickered in the shadows, thrilling those bold enough to check out their obscure, hard-to-find ways. This second album, snapped up by the eagle-eyed A&R types at Tirk, should see their profile soar. For starters, it's an excellent set, delivering the sort of loose, sun-flecked grooves and warm, fuzzy songs that recall classic Beck and early Hot Chip. With stoner rock, Prince style soul, lo-fi pop and Pavement style fuzziness in the mix, there's certainly plenty to enjoy.