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Spiral Stairs

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After a five-year absence, Pavement guitarist and Preston School Of Industry mainman SPIRAL STAIRS (Scott Kannberg) returns with a heart-on-sleeve (but occasionally tongue-in-cheek) songcycle about his complicated personal life. Spiral maintains his trademark melodic whoops and Flying Nun guitar licks, but overlays a layer of melancholy and wisdom, as well as a touch of Peter Green blues. Alert listeners will also spot Richard Thompson, Captain Beefheart, and The Died Pretty. The album was recorded in Australia with a diverse crew of talented people, including members of the Posies, Gersey, Ian Moore and others. It was mixed in Seattle with Jon Auer (Posies , Big Star). Spiral is assembling a new touring band including former members of Preston School Of Industry and others, and will be performing the new album worldwide in 2009 and 2010.


A decade after Pavement's last album -- and directly in the wake of their announced 2010 reunion -- Scott Kannberg finally releases his first album under his Spiral Stairs' moniker with Real Feel. Not too far removed from either Preston School of Industry album, Real Feel slightly emphasizes a California pop vibe, using these vague Beach Boys aspirations and Kannberg's patented, rippling indie pop as punctuation to a bunch of pleasantly lazy, ambling country-rock. Spiral Stairs remains a pleasing singer/songwriter and Real Feel rambles on nicely.

Additional Information

Artist Spiral Stairs
Track Listing 1 True Love - 4:10 2 Call the Ceasefire - 6:42 3 Cold Change - 3:16 4 Subiaco Shuffle - 5:19 5 Wharf-Hand Blues - 5:51 6 Maltese T - 4:03 7 A Mighty Mighty Fall - 4:55 8 Stolen Pills - 2:26 9 The Real Feel - :16 10 Blood Money - 8:09 11 [Untitled] - 1:03

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