Saturday, 10 August 2013
Hozac, like Captured Tracks lost me a while ago with their sheer volume of releases. I guess they just followed the arc of many a small label before them that got a bit popular and then through enthusiasm and/or the need to make a living, proceeded to release a quantity of records that only the most devoted could cope with. Hopefully, though, if either label releases something exciting, I'll still hear about it and Hozac's recent 7" by Winter Bear - the new group from Erin Dorbin, formerly of the excellent Cave Weddings - certainly counts as exciting. Like Baby Shakes and Stolen Hearts before them, Winter Bear's all-treble take on girl gang power pop scratches the Nikki and The Corvettes itch and is exactly what 7" vinyl and cheap stereos were made for. Bust open a Doctor Pepper, unwrap a Bazooka Joe and bounce around to "Jump In The Fire". It's what yr bedroom floor was made for!