Library Voices Hunting Ghosts & Other Collected Shorts

Library Voices Hunting Ghosts & Other Collected Shorts
Just when you thought the time of the ten-piece pop collective had passed, along come this, um, dectet from Regina whose MySpace descriptor reads "pop as fuck." With this EP, however, they've produced an affable collection of songs that could more accurately be termed "twee as fuck." Certainly their vocals-by-committee/glock/git/synth lit-pop sometimes feels like a variation on a now rather familiar theme. But this EP's multi-decade mash-up of pop styles feels warm, inviting and unrehearsed. While exuberant bounciness appears to be the ticket for the majority of the EP, the winner may be the most subdued track. The utterly charming "Hunting Ghosts" glides effortlessly on Brian Wilson-esque harmonies, a hushed female vocal and a skittery beat, and is in turns wistful, contemplative and comfortingly cryptic. (Young Soul)