The Go Betweens, “Was There Anything I Could Do”

I came to the Go Betweens backwards. I fell for a band called Stars, from Montreal, in the early aughts, and discovered the Go Betweens through various recommendation engines from there.

The Go Betweens are named after a Joseph Losey movie, which immediately tells you they’re not grinding, but they’re terrific songwriters and a strong band in every way. They are not twee even if they are not hard.

This song gets the call tonight because I just found this charming video, which is perfectly undercutting and musical at the same time.

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