As those of you who have visited affiliated site SLUSHCITY may know, our household has become a catch basin for all manner of CDs, books, and other items that get sent to various magazines for review but never made the editorial cut. In many cases this is for good reason, but sometimes it’s a damn shame. Case in point is A Larum, the latest from British singer Johnny Flynn. Due to time constraints and the knowledge that Will is going to do a bigger, better review at some point, I’ll just say this is one of the better CDs I’ve heard this year. Mr. Flynn and his band sound a little bit as if Ray Davies dropped in to jam with Camper Van Beethoven circa 1989 to create some off-kilter, slightly jittery folk-pop. Check out their (ugh) MySpace here for a sample of work, and buy the CD if you can find it…

Johnny Flynn’s MySpace

Ooh, and I see they’re playing NYC next month. Count me in…

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