REVIEW: LES SAVY FAV – ROOT FOR RUIN
Les Savy Fav
Root For Ruin
They may have enjoyed a brief love affair with the mainstream indie press a few years back (around the release of ‘Let’s Stay Friends’) but these Brooklyn art-punks were never ones to let it go to their heads. Album number five finds them in splendid fettle, opting for a curvaceous sound that honours their leftfield past but embraces a lateral sense of reflection. Reverbed guitars herald ‘Appetites’ as various mantras are repeated to giddy effect (and did Tim Harrington really just chant, “Show us your teeth and show us your tits”?); but it’s the beautiful despair-disco of ‘Sleepless In Silverlake’, with its Dismemberment Plan cadence, that betrays LSF’s inherent genius. Welcome back you beautiful bastards.
by 247 Magazine