Detroit’s Missed in Diary were yet another fine example of what happens when dream-pop converges at the crosseoads with post-punk. While you still see examples of this nexus today, the formula was perfected beforehand in the late twentieth-century as this single effectively demonstrates. MID’s expansive sonic aplomb has been likened to For Against over at Kentucky Fried Wave blog, and rightfully so, however this quartet buttressed their noir, austere punch with even greater Anglophile sensibilities. Jeff Cornett’s dense washes of echoing guitars go a looooong way in defining both dizzying cuts here, blissfully dominating every square inch in sight. Bravo. As for the aforementioned KFW article, they had apparently shared the brunt of MID’s meager discography but the link is dead. As of right now this 45 is all I have by them.
A. Wonders Why
B. Rise and Shine
Articles Origin: Missed in Diary 7" (1991, Eye)