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Track Of The Day #593: Barbarisms – Easier all The Time

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AmeroSwede trio Barbarisms are a delightful oddity: crafting off kilter rhythms somewhere between Guided by Voices and Built to Spill that are sewn with a darkly comic, literate singing redolent of Jeffrey Lewis or Daniel Johnston, a knowing of darkness because they’ve been there, underscored with a reflection of the absurdity of modern life.

The opening track ‘Easier all the Time’  lifted from their self titled debut, lurches languidly on a bed of splayed guitars and looping percussion laced with Nicholas Faraone‘s resigned vocal twang that’s bittersweet melody depicts a surrealist ebbing away and youthful dreams curtailed by the reality of growing up. ‘Easier All The Time’ a title dripping with irony, as this is a soundtrack to painful introspection. Delicious regret never sounded so good.

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