Majesty Crush: I Love You in Other Cities
PopMatters Associate Music Editor
The early ‘90s wasn’t that long ago, but given the fast pace of the musical world—especially now, with a million blogs each proclaiming a different band the “hot new thing”—it sometimes feels like it was. Self-appointed music historians might be able to distill an entire decade down to a handful of bands, but actual music lovers understand how many interesting bands get lost in the sands of time. I Love You in Other Cities is a welcome celebration of one such band, Detroit’s Majesty Crush: a dream-pop band with a more complicated, contradictory sound than is ever implied by the phrase “dream pop”. Their music swoons and drifts, but also struts in a cocky, rock n’ roll way. The lyrical mash notes get ridiculously macho, and the musicians always seem at the ready to let out their inner hard-rockers. Three cheers for not letting distinctive bands go forgotten.
Dave Heaton has been writing about music on a regular basis since 1993, first for college newspapers and DIY fanzines and now mostly on the Internet. In 2000, the same year he started writing for PopMatters, he founded the online arts magazine ErasingClouds.com, for which he is still the editor and main writer. He also writes music reviews for the print magazine The Big Takeover and has a blog column on their website, BigTakeover.com. He has a Bachelors degree in Journalism (1996) and a Dave Heaton has been writing about music on a regular basis since 1993, first for unofficial college-town newspapers and DIY fanzines and now mostly on the Internet. In 2000, the same year he started writing for PopMatters, he founded the online arts magazine ErasingClouds.com, still around but often in flux. He writes small music reviews for the print magazine The Big Takeover. He is a music obsessive through and through. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.