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Eight Random New Tracks Reviewed, June 21
Phedre, “Haberdash.” There’s something in me, the hat-wearing classicist, that needs to love a band called Phedre which does a song called “Haberdash.” Unfortunately, this low-voice beat track—like Marc Almond without the bump-and-grind—doesn’t hold a candle to the band’s sensuous and mysterious album of a few months back. On the album, Phedre changes up moods and rhythms constantly, providing comfort for dazed clubgoers with short attention spans. Haberdash is like a too-long excerpt from a future Phedre epic, waiting to be switched up.
By Christopher Arnott
June 21, 2012