Who would have thought we would enjoy a blog called Geometry Daily? Come to think of it, our last heyday in math was Geometry, where at a little high school in the East Bay, Raymond and Nisan shared a class with Mr Richardson, a man with such a big belly that as he wrote equations on the board, half the numbers would be rubbed of by his gut. Loved him.
One of the most underrated bands of the past decade, The Clientele continually put out solid records with plenty of reverb and 60s influence, and 2005′s Strange Geometry was the album that began their foray into more pop songs. The British band opens with “Since K Got Over Me,” and closes with the great “Six of Spades.” Magical stuff. Fall has begun.
Of all the great Clientele albums, of which their entire canon is solid, the light Autumn buzz over 2007′s God Save the Clientele remains their finest. The London band had pushed their sound the slightest with 2005 Strange Geometry, and the opening track on God Save, “Here Comes the Phantom” is indeed our favorite. And a nice simple ending in “Dreams of Leaving” rounds it out perfectly.