Sixth June, “Someone Someone”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.07.14 in Listen to This

Though there are certain very notable exceptions, releasing an album in December is a surefire way to get lost in the shuffle. Most critics are already clocking out for the holidays, having wrapped up their year-end best list somewhere around October, and potential listeners are heading out on holiday breaks, which generally means less time in front of the computer and, therefore, less time listening to new music. Which meant that the latest 12″ from the Serbian duo Sixth June didn’t get the attention its dour little heart deserves. A grim, mournful slab of early ’80s inspired doom-wave, Pleasure has all of the icy hopelessness of Faith-era Cure. Speaking to self-titled magazine, the group described the funereal “Someone Someone” in one sentence: “I only want the things that I cannot get.” That sense of nihilism and bleakness comes through in every eerie note.