Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Indicator Indicator set at 2AM
Label: Pipe & Hat
Bio: Omnivorous indie-pop played by real and not real instruments, Indicator Indicator combines the melodicism of Elliott Smith, the electronic hooks of The Postal Service and the deconstructionist fussiness of Spoon.
The main fellow, Sandy Taronno, is an avid ham radio user and geology enthusiast.
"Indicator Indicator is the solo project of Quinzy vocalist/guitarist Sandy Taronno and it’s a logical next step forward from his work in the acclaimed pop/rock band. While the six songs here bear a passing resemblance to his Quinzy material (see: the strong hooks; the hyper-literate lyrics), they’re darker and grittier. The balance between the accessible and the experimental that these songs strike often recalls the work of Wilco (especially opening track My Love Don’t Belong). Still, Taronno hasn’t completely abandoned his pure pop urges: the appropriately anthemic January First comes out with confetti cannons a-blazing."