Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Hefner, led by songwriter Darren Hayman, wrote punky Brit Pop from 1996 to 2002. Their work will resonate with fans of Blur and Pavement.

I like how their songs never feel cluttered. There is a lot of open space between the punctual power chords and swirling beep-beeps that gives their songs both the airy lightness and dark emptiness of a vacuum.

Hefner - When the Angels Play Their Drum Machines (Dead Media, 2001)

Hefner - Lee Remick (Boxing Hefner, 2000)

Hefner - Love Will Destroy Us in the End (Breaking God's Heart, 1998)

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