Hints :: "Cher Amie"

Plaintive, reverb-rich guitars and a leading bass line instantly inculcate comparisons between Brooklyn guitar rock band, Hints and their ideological forerunner, the Smiths. Of course, Morrissey was more sardonically depressed and drank less PBR - which may or may not count as an animal product in the world of Moz. Hints don't have quite the personal narrative of the Smiths, a band that did tragi-comedy better than anyone else, but the Brooklyn iteration does have its second batch of singles ready, an A-side, "Cher Amie" as good as any from the borough this year.

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