Preston School of Industry

The two or three songs that appeared on each Pavement album by full-time guitarist and occasional singer/songwriter Spiral Stairs always seemed to be these little secret pleasures, three-and-a-half-minute chunks of rocking-out energy blended beautifully with randomized weirdness. His hard work continues (and his creativity grows) on two Preston School of Industry albums, full of rootsy, poppy, noisy, sloppy tunes, all of which Spiral Stairs got to write and sing.

  • brooks

    Musically, it’s great. The vocals are a little weak, but I still like it. “Caught In The Rain” is excellent. And I like “Whalebones” too, but “Get Your Crayons Out!” isn’t my thing