The Caribbean’s Discontinued Perfume : The Best Indie Pop Record of 2011, or how we learned to stop worrying and listen to records that came out a year ago.
“This music is timeless. So you worry about time less.”
I keep returning to this quote. It hits hard. It kind of says it all.
And I said it.
Over the course of 2011, we had a hand in the making of almost twenty records with our friends. We dug in. We built new roads — complete with sidewalks and trees and benches where you can stop, sit, and think. We live in the City of Hometapes and we build it to last. As the calendar turns, as we plan for the next phase, we must look back to look forward.
This time last year, we were putting the finishing touches on Discontinued Perfume, The Caribbean’s fourth record on Hometapes. Quickly, All Music said, “Discontinued Perfume is something else, an uneasy eye on past, present, and future, waiting to see what’s next.” A year of listening led fans and critics to a remarkable outpouring of love, including Popmatters’ declaration of Discontinued Perfume as the Best Indie Pop Record of 2011. “Their music has the power to sneak up on you and take you firmly by the hand.”
We’d like to invite you to be surprised by The Caribbean. Check out the list of accolades below and have a listen to songs from Discontinued Perfume, as well as their entire catalog.
And, for a limited time, order Discontinued Perfume from Hometapes, and we’ll send you another title from The Caribbean for free. Take your pick from William of Orange, Plastic Explosives, or Populations, note it in the Comments section of your order, and we’ll ship it to you. Old is new is old is new.
Year-end love for The Caribbean’s Discontinued Perfume:
- PopMatters named Discontinued Perfume the Best Indie Pop Record of 2011.
- The Washington Post called Discontinued Perfume a “subtle masterpiece” in naming it to one of their “Best of 2011” lists.
- Washington City Paper Arts Editor Jonathan Fischer names the title track from Discontinued Perfume to his “10 Best DC Tracks of 2011” list.
- Washington City Paper’s Ryan Little names “Mr. Let’s Find Out” from Discontinued Perfume to his “10 Best DC Tracks of 2011” list.
- The Denver Post’s John Wenzel names Discontinued Perfume to his “Best of 2011” list.
- DCist’s Benjamin Freed names Discontinued Perfume to his “Best of 2011” list.
- KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence puts Discontinued Perfume in the “Honorable Mention” section of his “Best of 2011” list.
The Caribbean = Dave Jones, Matthew Byars, and Michael Kentoff.