Go-Betweens – Mazes

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Jack Cooper is slowly becoming a name worth knowing. He runs Suffering Jukebox (a record label), and plays in one of the most inspired and interesting bands currently around; Mazes. Both Former Bullies and Milk Maid are signed to Suffering Jukebox, and the fact that the label focuses on regional Manchester bands is charming in a throwback kind of way. As a vocalist, Jack Cooper has a style that is kind of like if Steve Mariott and Roger McGuinn had a child. Their newest track, “Go-Betweens” starts out as an almost jangly garage-pop tune. The verse is really easy on the ears, and listening to it is an extremely pleasant experience. For some reason I can’t help but smile when I hear it. This is contrasted by the song’s second part, which is louder. While I personally don’t enjoy this part as much, it compliments the softer verse by highlighting how calming it is. Overall, “Go-Betweens” is like a good snack. It’s hard to explain why it’s so good, but once you are eating it, it’s hard to stop (Wheat Thins).

Go-Betweens – Mazes