It’s always been my contention (And I’m sure others would concur), that the perfect three-to-four minute pop song doesn’t need an explanation. One needn’t study the lyrics, chart its chord progressions, or burrow into its back story. All the proof you need occurs during the first impression, the second the sound meets your ears.
Such is the case with “Certain Famous Covered Bridges,” the latest single by the Brooklyn husband-wife duo of Doug Marvin (Dirty on Purpose, Black Acid, and Neckbeard Telecaster) and Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone), collectively known as Pursesnatchers. They freely admit to sounding a bit like Yo La Tengo, others may here the wistful tones of The Shins, and this track in particular, has a Built to Spill style break down near the end. And really, that’s all you need to know. Point, click, and enjoy.
MP3: Pursesnatchers – Certain Famous Covered Bridges
Pursesnatchers’ “Certain Famous Covered Bridges” is out now on 7″ via Death by Audio Records. The split single also contains two tracks by IRC favorite, Coin Under Tongue. For the vinyl averse, DBA is offering the split as a free download.