Josh Mckay, one-man-band writer/producer known for a wide range of projects (most recently as bassplayer in Deerhunter), offers up the debut of a new incarnation, The Corsican, this month via a juicy Valentine’s 7” from Chunklet Industries. This irresistible little platter reveals a widescreen, almost bipolar range, in its bold pairing of sides. The Valentine’s A-side, “Fever Believer”, embodies a loose hi-energy collision of turn-of-the-70s rock splattered with copious redhot Moog freakouts and manic drumming. It’s all throbbing abandon and urgent emotion. The B-side, “Love at First Sight”, is a deeply reimagined cover of the first solo single by iconic Welsh pop innovator, Stuart Moxham, (fka Young Marble Giants), during his short-run incarnation as The Gist. It unfolds in a silky, subtle, slow-dance kind of way, smoldering as if in antidote to the howling swirl of the A-side. A complete Valentine’s package. A darkly sweet confection to counter the unromantic formalism of pop music today. Pressed on purple swirl vinyl with insert.