ive been listening to foreign born’s recently released secretly canadian record, person to person, for about a week, and while im still on the fence, im coming around. i kept picking up a sound/influence that i couldnt quite put my finger on then half way through my second listen it came to me, echo & the bunnymen. btw, i dont think there are enough bands influenced be em, just sayin… then by chance i landed on allmusic to read a bit more about the record, and whoever did up their profile tends to think they sound like em too – validation is nice. anyway, its a very lofty and summery record and even though they sound nothing like pavement, they remind me of the way pavement reminds me of summer. good stuff, but i still need convincing, i think….