Late 70s and early 80s southern power pop. I’ve had Dwight Twilley, the dB’s, Big Star and mess of their lesser known brethren in my head, and on repeat, since the holidays. This latest binge was set off by the other side of the sugarcane, the bittersweet dB’s ballad, “Moving in Your Sleep.” Whereas Big Star had the yin and yang of Chilton and Bell, the dB’s had Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple. Culled from the NC group’s debut long-player, Stands for Decibels, and penned by Holsapple, “Sleep” closes Decibels thirty four minute runtime. A stylistic outlier within the album’s framework, the track serves as a meditative, reflective, breath. Like a Badfinger demo sung by Elvis Costello at his most restrained.