JC Flowers Driving Excitement And The Pleasure Of Ownership on 180g LP + Download
London based new-comers JC Flowers - Issie Spurgeon (vocals), Noel Anderson (guitar), Edgar Smith (vocals, bass, Tim Garratt (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Seth Pimlott (drums) - formed in 2014 around some Tascam 4 track demos betraying a love of the Velvets, Replacements, Shoes and dB's. They currently grind out cheerful existences in South and East London's open-air showroom quarters.
Played to the patter of the neo-dustbowl pop directive to please, their songs cover exhaustion, traps and the shortening of horizons. Once pandemics and catastrophe got boring, the band took it back to major-minor chords. Downer sounds for a blinding bright tomorrow. Death to pseudo-soul. Everyone moans about the rent, but in all the confusion and complaining the people are holding it together, having learnt to be sexually attracted to debt.
Their debut album Driving Excitement And The Pleasure Of Ownership, released on ATP Recordings (Fuck Buttons, Sqürl, Only Lovers Left Alive S/T, Built To Spill), even features a cover of David Bowie/Iggy Pop's "China Girl." For fans of The Feelies, The Breeders and of course the aforementioned 'Mats.