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The surf isn't up, but the spirit is...
With a wild Pacific wind howling through the studio, these misfits and malcontents offer a radiant example of what can be found on their new 'When Your Heartstrings Break' album; a nourishing merger of breathy alt-rock loveliness and garage band turbulence which holds no truck with fancy artifice, but much with genuine vigour and temerity.
Proof, beneath the Gap billboards, away from the neon bullshit and celebrity hyperbole, of a fragile but generous tenderness swelling amid the mayhem of West Coast America. It's California, but not on a postcard perfect day. The surf isn't up, but the spirit is.
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Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies