Percy Farm, The End’s in the Beginning

This is a cheerfully ramshackle album, tumbling down and picking itself up again with each new kick at the musical can. Despite the obvious Broken Social Scene comparisons, this is an album which actually owes more to acknowledged influences like Bob Dylan ( Highway 61 Revisited’s carnival quality) and Pavement (spidery, angular guitar work). If you can get past the declamatory singing style of P. Farm’s lead singer, Daniel Schacter, you will be rewarded with some rather lovely, liltingly poetic music to skip about to when no-one’s looking. (Karyn Bonham)

CD, Ships At Night, www.shipsatnight.com

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