"Spinster Cycle" begins with inconspicuous, fuzzy strings and Rosie Tucker's arresting vocals setting the tone for what's to come. Against the floral walls of a laundromat, as a television plays late night informercials, Tucker sings of how it all falls apart. They have such a distinct soprano, at times it's husky, matching the noisy, frenetic guitar and then there are moments where it wavers to a high note, feeling soaked in sunshine. The mood of "Spinster Cycle" so perfectly mirrors the scene it creates; breaking up in a laundromat would be bizarre and unsettling, and the song heightens to that moment and mood, concluding with Tucker repeating "our colors bleed," spinning you about in a cycle of calamity, noise and emotion. We tumble through this "Spinster Cycle" and finish feeling clean and renewed on the other side; wrung out and ready for the next step.
The Grey Estates