I’ve come to terms with my predictability as a music lover long ago. You give me 9 gems like Bears of Blue River have provided with their recent LP Dames and I’ll choose the one that apes the outro to “Lask Kiss” for its intro. Now that I got that out of the way, “The Joke” really is the prettiest song on this album; think a 1950s Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos. Not surprising, the Bears have a creative relationship with Margot.
Listen to “The Joke” and then check out Bears of Blue River at Subt 12/8 with Julie Meckler.