Page France, 'Page France and the Family Telephone' (Suicide Squeeze)

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Page France and the Family Telephone
Critical Mass
Label: Suicide Squeeze

by Jon Young

Page France's handcrafted folk pop pushes awfully hard to be quaint. Between the coy vocals of leader Michael Nau and some overly delicate playing -- note the repeated use of bells -- this Maryland quartet's third album has a tendency to bog down in preciousness. That's a shame, because Nau's songs are more complex than they initially sound, smartly tackling all sorts of prickly grown-up situations. Anybody who sings "I lie so well / I start to buy it, too" is clearly no stranger to deeper, darker impulses.

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