Boomkat Product Review:
Stones Throw's helplessly eclectic oddity provides some of his most developed material on this eponymous missive. Since his 2008 debut, Pants has moved from Colorado to Cologne to work as a studio engineer, which has evidently yielded some influence on his music, from the motorik thunder of 'Beta' to the Suicide-esque machine rock of 'Strange Girl' and the lambent library-ambient outro 'Epilogue', but to be fair they only account for less than a quarter of the album. The rest comprises his usual, inimitable fusion of scuffed electronic soul and pop romance largely influenced by his infamous record collection. Of these, our immediate faves have to be the open-top cruise vibes of previous single 'Every Night I Dream', his piquant-pop ballad 'Clouds Over The Pacific' or the gothic wave allure of 'Darlin'.