Ignoring how odd the conceit of plastering the words Broken Social Scene Presents all over Kevin Drew’s solo LP was this year, there were a number of fine tracks to be found within, even if the record was a largely uneven affair.
‘Safety Bricks’ is one of them. Gentle, folksy and sounding like it was recorded mainly with a collection of detuned guitars and loosened snare drums, it evokes a plaintive and lush drama that lulls you in tenderly. The lazy “woo-ooo’s” embedded within only add to the pastoral joy. Not one for the indie clubs, but most of the best tunes never are.
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