Photo by Geoff Kowalchuk
L.A.’s the Hectors sent me this track months ago and somehow it never made it into my weekly rotation. Not for lack of goodness: its low-budget post-punk is ethereal but anxious, all nipping, hesitant electric guitars grounded by the rhythm section’s steady gloom. The song waits till the chorus to catch fire, tearing into Campbell’s-chunky chords as singer Corinne Dinner (!) eats your face off. It ought to be b/w a Destroyer “My Favorite Year” cover, but this song is a fine friend however 2011’s treated you.
The Hectors – “Your Favorite Year”: mp3
(Hear more on the Hectors’ website)