Run Chico Run Slow Action

The duo of Matt Skillings and Thomas Shields take pop conventions and hang them upside down by their heels, shaking out loose change from pockets. As Run Chico Run, the two stitch together off-kilter rhythms, varied instrumentation and lazy falsettos to create weird and engaging music. Slow Action, the duo’s fifth full-length album, manages to skilfully balance psychedelic tones with constantly shifting pop music structures. Lead off track "Broadcaster” adeptly crashes back and forth from lulling to jarring, while "Famous For Being Famous” lurches hypnotically with a heavy dose of low-end fuzz contrasting the prominent, high pitched vocals. On Slow Action, Run Chico Run shows a pronounced ability to tackle songs that are both tuneful and unpredictable. (BOOMPA!)