Chris McFarlane

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Discography of Suretoss:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 ...Like The Sun 4 Audio 1995-05-00 Jigsaw
2 Quiet Christmas 3 Audio 1999-04-00 Jigsaw

Suretoss has been a labor of love for [l=Jigsaw] Records founder Chris McFarlane, a sometimes arduous project he has kept alive through numerous relocations and lineup changes. The band's sound is classic and eminently enjoyable: frenetic, soupy indie pop that's not incredibly innovative, just a rousing good time. McFarlane and co (actually, sometimes Suretoss is just McFarlane) pull off dynamic, satisfying soft/loud verse/chorus transitions while soaking you in warm currents of sunny rhythms that threaten to drown the stretched-thin vocals. [a=Superchunk], [a=Archers of Loaf], and other proponents of the tuneful lo-fi aesthetic are obvious reference points, though Suretoss tends slightly more towards cute bedroom pop.

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