“Themes From Venus”
Love Tractor are an endless delight. The Athens, Georgia outfit got their start in the early 80s and they put out a handful of albums that still sound as fresh as ever. From This Ain’t No Outerspace Ship to Around the Bend to Themes From Venus(which has been reissued and remastered and comes with bonus tracks), Love Tractor established themselves as one of the most creative, vital and intriguing bands out there. And mind you, this was during a time where there were a lot of creative, vital and intriguing bands around. Just in the town they hailed from alone, you had Pylon, the B52s, R.E.M., Flat Duo Jets—you get the idea. So, what do Love Tractor sound like? They sound like magic. An effortless blend of celestial surf, heavenly jangle, cosmic dance grooves and art school indie rock, Love Tractor remain one of the great treasures in modern music. And you know how music can be fixed to a timeline? Well, Love Tractor evade that timeline with unreasonable ease.
They sound like they could have existed in any era, including ones that haven’t even happened yet. They’re smart, they’re cool, they’re inventive, they’re melodic, and, to put it quite simply, they are an absolute joy. And so is this chat. Armistead and Mark offer a discursive and wildly entertaining dialogue that goes full speed ahead into the delicious unknown…..