I admittedly had never heard of
Corita Kent when I first booked
Corita the band for a
show here back in '09. I just thought they had a cool name,
were friends with our bartender Zoe, and listed all-time greats
The Raincoats as
influences all of which are more than good enough for me (there's
also more than a hint of the amazing
Sisters in there too for good measure).
After seeing them this last time, especially in the light of how
they've honed their dreamy pop goodness, the total spectrum of how
Corita Kent Technicolor pastel imagery fits in and just clicks.
Some bands are born out of time and place and it's truly too bad
that they weren't around in the
4AD heyday of 80's
gloomy England as they would have fit right in. That being
said, what's old is new again and there's definitely always a place
for good hypnotic songs to lose yourself in.