Gentleman Reg: “Jet Black”


Jet Black? Try Frank Black. Pop confectioner Reg Vermue brings the glory days of college rock roaring back with his full-length debut as Gentleman Reg—albeit in a quieter, gentler, more accessible fashion than, say, Surfer Rosa or any Pavement album you care to name. Though he’s a pop songwriter through and through, he also carries as a great fondness for lo-fi, ramshackle productions; as a result, Jet Black bears occasional resemblance—in its sound, if not exactly its songs—to the Pixies at their poppiest, Pavement at their most lucid, and R.E.M. at their most murky.

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