Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Wave Pictures

Add Date: May 4

Artist: The Wave Pictures

Album: Instant Coffee Baby/If You Leave It Alone

Label: Moshi Moshi

Genre: Pop, Lo-Fi

Comments: From the promoter:

"[This release] marks the North American debut for the talented and literary minded lo-fi pop trio from the quiet village of Wymeswold England. ... The music on Instant Coffee Baby and If Your Leave It Alone comes off as poetic stream on conscious. The off the cuff nature has as much to do with the bands style as it does how the songs were recorded. Both albums were done primarily as live takes with minimal overdubs in the form of backing vocals and the odd brass or string instrument. ... The resulting recordings are rife with cunning lyrics taht are complimented by clefer melodic guitar solos, all floating free from the weight of over-thought production. Though decidedly lo-fi the arrangements on many songs are complex, incorporating trumpets, saxophone, violin and multiple vocalists that deliver witty asides and sing along."

Check out "Just Like a Drummer." For fans of Kimya Dawson, Neutral Milk Hotel, & Herman Dune.


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