The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 April 2004

Bits and pieces

Reader and blogger Phil Dennison is a comer and a goer in a six-man band, or would be were it not for the fact that said band in fact contains two women and four men.

Be that as it may, The Fragments, based in northern Virginia, play that sort of jangly pop that charms those of us who remember antiquities like melody and repels those surly folk who see music as a tool to increase their snarliness. They've made some, um, fragments available for download, and what I hear is solid post-garage stuff, somewhere on the continuum between Carolyne Mas and Rachel Sweet, too sharp for bubblegum but not all that Stiff either, basic 4/4 that sticks because you still believe it after all these years. If I ever outgrow this sort of music, go ahead and nail down the lid.

Posted at 8:03 AM to Tongue and Groove