Leah Brzezinski, contributor
As S.H.I.T.’s unofficial “Midwestern music correspondent,” it’s high time I covered some of Chicago’s vast local music scene. Wooden Wing’s latest LP is equal parts rustic, groovy, and futuristic. It’s reminiscent of The Postal Service, with indie-pop male/female vocals, but set amidst ambient electric rock, field recordings, and lots of freaky instrumentation.
Permanent Daydream is apt—it’s like being an astronaut in a 1970s sci-fi B-movie version of space, hearing an indie-folk jam transmitted via walkie-talkie. Tracks like “Bones n’ Stones” and “Tokyo” are more traditional, but the intro and outro tracks, “Navigator” and “Labyrinth,” are decidedly experimental electronic tracks.
I’d bitch that there’s almost too much going on here, but it’s thoroughly original and it really does not suck.
Rating: 7 out of 12 cans of PBR