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First album was nearly perfect.

New album (out Friday) is nearly perfect.

They get/need their own thread (rather than sharing one with Honeyblood).

This band gets all the heart-eyes emojis.

alpine static, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:12 (two months ago) Permalink

"Archie, Marry Me" is one of my decade favourites.

clemenza, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:20 (two months ago) Permalink

^^ an all-time classic, for sure

what strikes me, i guess, is that each of the first two albums has, i dunno, 4 or 6ish songs that are as good / nearly as good? that is impressive!

alpine static, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I've only heard the new album once so far, but it sounds just as lovely as the debut.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm just a old person now, but this band sounds exactly like if Johnny Boy covered Camera Obscura's "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken"

I love the lead singer's voice both in studio and live

They're good!

fgti, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, they are.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 19:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Love them. "Archie marry me" is song of the decade yes I agre!

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 20:48 (two months ago) Permalink

I have a soft spot for Archie too. But besides that nothing ever clicked with me. I guess it's one of these one hit bands, no?

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 20:59 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, totally. one hit band.

alpine static, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:46 (two months ago) Permalink

"Next of Kin" shares the top spot w/Archie to me.

JoeStork, Thursday, 7 September 2017 01:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I might be alone on this one but there's also something sort of 90's to their sound and her voice, like Cardigans or Cranberries besides the obvious Johnny Boy comparison which is otm.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 7 September 2017 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

i love this band

Treeship, Thursday, 7 September 2017 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

atop a cake is a really good song

Treeship, Thursday, 7 September 2017 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Moka OTM, add to that in Archie the verses draw a resemblance to Ode To My Family. Much different vibe tho

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 7 September 2017 23:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Listening to the new album now - it's beautiful

monotony, Friday, 8 September 2017 01:56 (two months ago) Permalink

"dreams tonite" pins me to the floor

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 8 September 2017 02:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Plimsoll Punks is a perfect song

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I wonder if brad still hates them

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

norman blake is on a track on the new one apparently?

-_- (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:44 (two months ago) Permalink

The new album definitely didn't hit me the same way the debut did, but I'm enjoying it a lot. It's been a good year for this kind of indie pop with the Rose Elinor Dougall and Japanese Breakfast albums also being two of my most played.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

It's really grown on me over the last few listens. I'd say it's on par with the debut; it's nice to hear them get a little more muscular.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Just heard "Dreams Tonight" for the first time and I'm in love. Probably the first single of theirs that's struck me since Archie.

Chantilly Bass, Saturday, 16 September 2017 20:56 (two months ago) Permalink

"nice to hear them get a little more muscular" <-- otm

that's why Plimsoll Punks thru Lollipop is the meat of this record

alpine static, Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Not my Baby has to become a single, what a song.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 29 September 2017 01:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Love those space doo wop vocal FX on the chorus of "Lollipop"

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 29 September 2017 12:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh man this new record is tremendous.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 6 October 2017 19:49 (one month ago) Permalink


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