Mothersday :: "Shoulder Soldier"

A marching down beat initiates Mothersday's "Shoulder Soldier" before echoing vocals and a distant acoustic guitar take the arrangement somewhere up in the air. The band mirrors the methodology of an act like the Beta Band, suggesting fuzz and difficulty at the edges of charming chord resolutions and buried-but-definitely-there hooks. The aesthetic is almost folksy, if it weren't quite so full of reverb and a terrified modernism. "Shoulder Soldier" unsettles and pleases in the same moment, a bit of outsider pop to delight and trouble the ear and heart.

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