Odd Hope - Odd Hope LPFruits & Flowers
Yes, the genius semi-unknown Odd Hope’s debut album is finally here, bringing an immersive set of anglophile jangle and Midwest gloom. Primarily the work of Oakland’s Tim Tinderholt, aided and abetted by the post punk-ish Edmund Xavier of Horrid Red / Der TPK, this record will feed a Twin Tone / Glass Records mid-eighties fix. There’s something incredibly catchy and vaguely ominous about Tinderholt’s songs that is totally now and crucial. This self-titled debut follows the acclaimed 7-inch Brave & Olde from last year.