The Violet Hour

The Clientele: The Violet Hour

The Violet HourI can’t get a handle on this super-slow shit. I mean I’m not sure whom it’s for. Even their faster songs are drenched in echo and hiss and the lead singer sounds like he’s drifting off. It just doesn’t feel like anyone here is having fun making music. It feels like the players were all dragged to the studio from a deep sleep against their will and forced to pluck semi-twee Brit country and lackadaisically mumble their way through thirteen tracks of somberness. I guess if you like your music evasive, this is your band.