I’ll be posting my review of Keith Canisius’ Openness Is Dreaminess & Everything In Between EP in the very near future. In the meantime, listen to “People’s Faces,” the first track from his third full-length, This Time It’s Our High (9÷6÷2010, Darla).
It’s a really lovely track, one that hearkens back to the joyful shoegazer pop of his earlier efforts while steadily moving forward towards something more unique and ambitious. Or, to put it a bit more pithily, it’s the best Mew/Manual collaboration that never was, and it puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step when those celestial synth tones come out swinging around the 2:30 mark.
Keith Canisius photo by Allan Nicolaisen.