LP released: Mar 26, 2021
In 1978, The Clean were the seeds of New Zealand punk. In the years since, they have carved out a big sandbox for everyone to play in, and their influence resonates not only in NZ but around the world. A group that thrives when free of expectations, The Clean's Robert Scott, Hamish Kilgour, and David Kilgour are, as Tape Op described, "a casually wonderful band." Pitchfork writes: "The Clean have always exuded a casual grace that suggests they'd still be making the same records even if no one was listening, employing the same set of devices-ramshackle locomotive rhythms, buoyant basslines, swirling organ lines, and wide-smile melodies-irrespective of prevailing fashions, technological developments, or geopolitical unrest. And yet, the Clean's periodic resurgences serve as a reminder that, in a world of uncertainty, there are still some things you can rely on."