As mentioned when To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie’s “In Peoples’ Homes” first appeared, the track’s upbeat sweetness is a far outlier from the core of the Minneapolis BTW’s chilly, ambient, and often sinister second album Marlone. But for two minutes TKAPB are briefly uplifting, the warmth of a cello and Jehna Wilheim voice filtering through a hallway of distortion like sun through an iced windshield. The video reflects the wholesome, clear-yet-clanging vibe by presenting the band on the road — in cars and diners and onstage — focused at first, later lost in slow shutter speeds and trails of light. Hell, they even smile a bit.
Here’s a better representation of the rest of this record’s groove:
Marlone is out via Kranky.