Out of Work Early
Excuses For Skipping create beautiful tension. What it is: catchy, melodic spacey-yet-spikey pop music.' And I say "pop" in the best sense of the word - the kind of music that has you humming the chorus in your head for days but still manages to rise above formula and familiarity often associated with pop music these days. They'd fit perfectly on a label like 4AD alongside acts such as Lush, the Cocteau Twins or even the more sparse and experimental Throwing Muses, and recall criminally underrated 90s-era bands like New York's Ruby Falls or Portland's The Spinanes. -The Deli Magazine 2007 by Chris Ohnesorge.