For their sins, of which we can assume there are many, Garlic met via an advertisement in renowned grab-bag paper Loot. What sort of people read this tomb of boot-fair culture? Well, people who know their way round a guitar for starters. A-side ‘Not Over Yet’ is a sublime mix of Malkmus-esque (not Pavement, natch) guitars and Mercury Rev swampy-soar chorus. Cleverly, it manages to sound big with ever being blustery. No Geneva in Garlic, thankfully. Pleasantly, it fails to adhere to its name and, as it reaches its well-timed end, poses the questions 'oh, finished already then?' as songs always should. Remixed B-side: not so good.
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