This sounds like it was recorded on cassette tape in a closet (and maybe it was). But it will haunt you to the core of your broken heart. The lo-fi, boxy ambiance actually lends it an added appeal. No one talks much about The Clientele, well, almost no one. But they have their devoted fans, and they're on Merge, so they're probably well taken care of. I hope so, because they are a treasure.
It's not always a world of muted, hazy nostalgia for the Clientele, here they almost look like rock stars. Almost: