Fortunately, that somebody, talking about the Great Lakes Myth Society, writes for the Village Voice:
The sunny vantage of “Midwestern Main Street”â€”which recalls classic alt-pop like the La’s or even R.E.M. with its maddeningly catchy liltâ€”might as well be titled “Main Street, Anyplace.”
The same could be said for two of Bouquet’s other great tunes: the thundering “Nightfall at Electric Park” and hard-drinking “Queen of the Barley Fool.” Both evoke the historical bent of a band like the Decemberistsâ€”literate, highly postured, and influenced by immigrant folk traditionsâ€”but without a whiff of the unbearably fey indie-rocker-as-Bartleby preciousness.
I’ve been gone for six weeks so I haven’t bought the album or read all the reviews, but Cavalieri grazed the target in his brief review. GLMS has roots and is not Sufjan Stevens. More to come.