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Convenient Distortion: The Early Years

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“Rats” is such a lowly song for the better part of its running time, slowly chiming in with lyrics that further exasperating its already ready to burst tempo, “You’ve got me on my knees again.” The song comes to a head with an unusual psychedelic mixed bag of wavy distortion and feedback treats that seem to unfold from the slow-to-melt guitar solo. It’s something that entirely sustains the breadth of the title track on the group’s So Far Gone 7″. The song is almost comical in that The Early Years seemed to kick start the My Bloody Valentine button, located conveniently next to their distortion peddles, and from there they begin the song. I don’t mean that in a negative way, the song simply celebrates shoegaze to no end.