WYXR Stereo Sessions: The Clears
WYXR 91.7 FM’s “WYXR Stereo Sessions presented by MEMPHO” is a monthly series of hi-fi album listening parties that explore Memphis music that fans may have missed. These are the often unheard albums that have become cult favorites over time.
Herky, jerky, and certainly quirky, the synth pop of The Clears stands as a forebear to a village of musicians which intersect post-punk, garage, and indie influences. Deliberately delightful, the late ’90s kitsch of group’s self-titled debut has kept well while on ice long enough that modern rock has made its way back to sounding pretty darn close. Still sounding as fresh as it did the day it fell on its first ears, the select cuts from the album would easily pass for a brand new indie darling in 2023.