ALBUM REVIEW: ALVVAYS BY ALVVAYS
This Canadian quintet just released their debut album, and it’s awesome. How do they bring originality to one of the trendiest sounds in indie music right now? Watch and we’ll tell ya.
• An end-of-summer beach party featuring Best Coast, Coke Weed, First Aid Kit, and Lucius
• The literate storytelling of Vampire Weekend + the romantic strangeness of The Smiths + the rough edges of the C86 era
Adult Diversion; Archie, Marry Me; Party Police; Dives
"You’ve expressed explicitly your contempt for matrimony / You’ve student loans to pay and will not risk the alimony" — Archie, Marry Me
"If I should fall / Act as though it never happened" — Adult Diversion
LWA IS EVERYWHERE
Love this album and love these guys’ album reviews. Win/Win.
New track from Tennis’ forthcoming album, Ritual in Repeat.
If Mates of State don’t come out with something new soon, Tennis might overtake them for my favorite husband-and-wife duo.
"I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more — the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort — to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires — and expires, too soon — too soon before life itself."