Small Wonder – “Clearly Again” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014

Brooklyn native Henry Crawford started Small Wonder as an electronic side project, but the moniker eventually evolved to encompass all his musical output. Father/Daughter just reissued Wendy, Crawford’s meditation on the uncomfortable experience of coming of age inspired loosely by the Peter Pan narrative. Album highlight “Clearly Again” frames those concerns in a fragile yet expansive indie-rock ballad that ought to resonate with fans of Mutual Benefit, Badly Drawn Boy (that whistling!) or Father/Daughter labelmates Flagland. Listen and enjoy below.