These British power-poppers didn't disappoint during their set at last week's CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The annual festival for college radio programmers and indie music fans was buzzing about their debut full-length, OCD GO GO GO GIRLS -- even though the album doesn't yet have an official U.S. release date.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »