May 8th, 2014 12:49pm

Paper Cuts From All Of My Money

The Voluntary Butler Scheme “Brain Freeze”

The Voluntary Butler Scheme is a one-man band project, but doesn’t sound much like one – there’s a spark to the interplay between the guitar, drums, and horns in his tracks that feels very live, like it’s something that’d come out on Daptone Records. The sound leans a lot on ’60s soul, but Rob Jones’ voice is pure English pop – affable and polite, but sorta distant too. “Brain Freeze” sounds perky and warm, but Jones’ cryptic lyrics keep you at a distance. It seems to be a song about feeling ambivalent about what it takes to make a lot of money, but it’s just vague enough that it also seems like a strange display of affection.

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