Two songs that are dying to get stuck in your head (stream)

[15 June 2009]

By Joseph Kugelmass

Over on MySpace, a scruffy little band called the Heaps emerges from the flaming wreckage of Elvis Costello (now spending several lifetimes in the purgatory of talk show hosting) and Belle & Sebastian (or, How I Found God and Lost Most of My Audience, by Stuart Murdoch) to make two irresistible songs: “Casual Encounters” and “William Baldwin: A Lament”.

The other posted songs work well enough, but these first two gems are not only tuneful, they’re therapy for the unbearable lightness of pop culture and Craigslist. Have a listen.

The Heaps
“Casual Encounters” and “William Baldwin: A Lament” [Streaming]

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/95081-two-songs-that-are-dying-to-get-stuck-in-your-head/