Marrying the downcast tunefulness of bands like Yo La Tengo and 13 Rods with moments of thrilling shoegaze sheen, Fime’s “Jerk Practice” is a soft focus, low-budget/high-concept tracking shot through manufactured landscapes and Fime’s floating, disembodied heads. The lush atmospherics and longing in Maxine Garcia’s voice – while still steering commanding leads – is a major payoff. Buzzing synths compare favorably to Grandaddy and Spirit of the Beehive. “Jerk Practice” works on so many levels.

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