Shoestrings’ brittle indie-pop follows in the grand tradition of early Everything But the Girl, the Sundays and Sarah Records bands like the Field Mice and the Orchids, offering lovelorn lyrics and shimmering melodies which are positively ingratiating. Gentle and unassuming, Wishing On Planes is all the more charming for its subtlety; the best tracks, like “Whipped” and “Oceans in the Seashells,” possess a quiet grace all too rare in contemporary pop music. -AMG  via