MUSIC REVIEWS: September New Releases
Like Fountains of Wayne, Posies co-leaders Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer wear their influences on their sleeves - though the cuffs are more Edwardian. Reunited for Every Kind of Light, their first new collection in seven years, the Posies will have you thinking late Beatles ("That Don't Fly") and Zombies ("All in a Day's Work"), and with the same stateliness, too. That a number of songs here ("Could He Treat You Better," "Sweethearts of Rodeo Drive") deal with the current climate in Washington makes reference-point sense, too. After all, back in the late 1960s, no one said pop and politics couldn't mix.