Little Foot Long Foot Harsh Words

Little Foot Long Foot Harsh Words
Little Foot Long Foot are a clever, bluesy kitsch rock duo that have the rare ability to make their Jack-and-Meg-in-reverse novelty work in their favour. Harsh Words delivers on its titular promise, with scathing, gritty send-ups on everything from marriage to Toronto's music scene. In "King Hipster," singer/guitarist/organist Joan Smith, in all her country-crooner-meets-Sleater-Kinney-voiced glory, calls out everything from the Wavelength music series to Stillepost, ultimately admitting she's mostly just jealous that it's not her band getting the attention. And in the plaid-hating "Fake Cowboys" it sounds like someone's got some serious contempt for Toronto's plentiful alt-country types. As juvenile as this sentiment and some of the overall shtick seems it's a refreshing take on some otherwise too-serious subjects (see: music, especially in Toronto). Little Foot Long Foot's full-length debut is a confident and polished effort, and it shouldn't stay off the radar much longer. (Independent)