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Lazy Line Painter JaneIn an oeuvre that reads like a thesis on indie-rock semiotics, fey Scots Belle and Sebastian balance pathos and pop self-consciousness miraculously —...Lazy Line Painter JaneIndie Rock, ReissuesIn an oeuvre that reads like a thesis on indie-rock semiotics, fey Scots Belle and Sebastian balance pathos and pop self-consciousness miraculously —...2000-03-10
Belle and Sebastian, Lazy Line Painter Jane
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Lazy Line Painter Jane

Genre: Indie Rock, Reissues; Producer (group): Jeepster, Matador

In an oeuvre that reads like a thesis on indie-rock semiotics, fey Scots Belle and Sebastian balance pathos and pop self-consciousness miraculously — tearing from one eye, winking with the other. Lazy Line Painter Jane, a three-EP set released in the U.K. in ‘97, is Belle and Sebastian at its best: nicking Velvet Underground melodies; confessing to stuffed animals; namechecking Elvis, Judy Blume, and a couple named Belle and Sebastian. Nowadays, about as true as musical heartrending gets. A