Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Too True an Echo
Smithereens' drummer Dennis Diken just released Late Music, and like the Smithereens' albums, it reveals its roots a little too clearly. In the case of Diken (with Bell Sound), the album often refers to Pet Sounds as closely as the Rutles did the Beatles, minus the jokes. I enjoyed the album as it played, and periodically he veers toward other vocal-oriented, lightly psychedelic bands, but it's often hard to hear his songs because of the songs they evoke.