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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Clearance: Greensleeve EP

Greensleeve (7") cover art

Chicago garage rock duo Clearance, aka Mike Bellis and Arthur Velez, have released their sophomore EP, Greensleeve. With a sound somewhere between Stephen Malkmus and Japandroids, the EP is more edgy and raw sounding than the former and less produced than the latter. Clearance have a nice recorded live feel to the record, that picks up on their energy, but also leaves a bit of an empty vibe on a the tracks. The sound is true to the rock ethos, but bare bones live feel recordings are starting to become a bit thin for this reviewer. Stream and buy Greensleeve as a 7" at the link below.