On Faja Blues, the EP-length follow-up to their debut album, Headphone Treats, Atlanta, GA’s Cassavetes delivers a sound that seems initially unassuming in its minimalist approach and lo-fi leanings. As you listen closer, though, a clearer picture begins to develop. The lazy murmur/drawl of the vocals and the casual-sounding keyboard and guitar riffs start to seem a lot more purposeful. Suddenly, you’re reminded of the way that the Velvet Underground (or perhaps more accurately, post-Velvets indie pioneers like Yo La Tengo and The Feelies) could take a simple, ostensibly uncomplicated idea and make something oddly insistent and urgent out of it. Of course, Faja Blues isn’t all about those kinds of sonic hat tricks ) — sometimes the band likes to get a sweet, sunny feel going and send it skittering sideways right from the get-go with lyrics like “I dreamed I had a heart attack.” In the end, Cassavetes’ most impressive accomplishment of all might be the fact that they get a vibe across with a minimum of discernible “attitude.” That alone is an achievement worthy of high praise in today’s indie-rock universe.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog