Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (2005) Releasing a number of stand-alone singles/EPs in between formal CDs, the lovable Glaswegians, Belle and Sebastien, have taken an antiquated approach to the industry that's… 2005-05-24 Belle and Sebastian Indie Rock
Music Review

Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (2005)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: May 24, 2005; Lead Performance: Belle and Sebastian; Genre: Indie Rock

Releasing a number of stand-alone singles/EPs in between formal CDs, the lovable Glaswegians, Belle and Sebastien, have taken an antiquated approach to the industry that's as whimsical as the band's dreamy librarian pop on Push Barman to Open Old Wounds. The swinging-'60s harmonies on ''Legal Man'' and wry lyricism of ''This Is Just a Modern Rock Song'' (previously unavailable in the U.S.) anchor the merry and melancholic on this irresistible 25-song collection of non-LP tracks.

Originally posted May 30, 2005 Published in issue #823 Jun 03, 2005 Order article reprints