The timing couldn’t be better. As the UK finally - finally - seems to be waking from its slate grey hibernation and shrugging off winter’s endless cloak, along come a band of San Diego slackers with a mission to spread sunny temperaments. We’ve already been treated to their new album ‘Born With Stripes’’s opening track, the plodding (in a good way) military-drummed ‘Don’t Know Who We Are’ (pick it up from any number of blogs here).
Now, a second track, and indeed the album’s second track, the lazy love song ‘I Like The Way You Walk’. More laid-back than a La Jolla sun-worshipper, it’s a sweet jangly four minutes that practically wheezes into a heap by the end over repeated Kings Of Leon-y “love you with all my heart”’s. They probably won’t like the reference; their aims are cross-haired over the likes of mid-90s slacker rock and Laurel Canyon stuff, but there’s definitely a whiff of the Caleb in the final refrain.
I spent last weekend playing ‘Born With Stripes’ on repeat, and suggest you do the same. Out April 25th on the always reliable Dead Oceans.
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