The second album from ex- Pavement mainman Spiral Stairs under his Preston School of Industry moniker is a huge leap forward. A collection of melancholy, rich California singer-songwriter pop songs, Monsoon is the work of an artist entirely confident and comfortable with himself. With echoes of bands from the Go-Betweens and the Clean, '60s chanters such as Rex Holman and Chet Nichols and modern exponents such as Death Cab for Cutie, the Decemberists and Wilco (who play on the record), Spiral's new album is instantly appealing to a broad demographic which we plan to exploit fully. The CD contains enhanced material in the form of 2 QuickTime videos.
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