Nisid Hajari
July 26, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

New Mansions in Sound

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Sub Pop
genre
Rock

We gave it an A

Since 1979, the Fastbacks have sustained an alternate strand of the Seattle sound — poppy, perky teen-girl melodies, here displayed to gleeful effect. Even when focusing on the requisite angst (”The phone rang once today…for a wrong number”), their three-minute nuggets on New Mansions in Sound turn gloom into a relentlessly, almost sinfully, upbeat experience. A

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