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18 Jan 19
David Bazan has been in the business for quite some time. But this is the first album in 15 years that the musician felt warranted the full Pedro The Lion moniker, in part thanks to Bazan going back to his original process of meticulously arranging the bass, drums and guitar, before forming a band to bring the music to life. In this case the band is Bazan on bass / vocals, Erik Walters on guitar / backing vocals and Sean Lane on drums.
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22 Jul 14
The gist Debut album from Toronto based C86 lovers The music Alvvays (with a couple of Vs, not a W) are led by Molly Rankin who has an uncomplicated approach to her songwriting and vocal style. These are songs about naivety, romance and youth, told through a filter of Teenage Fanclub. There aren't any startling departures, unexpected key changes or other distractions, there's just nine grainy pop songs. Unfortunately, this model, by its very nature does have a tendency to produce dull patches, like the dull by name, dull by nature "The Agency Group".
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27 Aug 13
Hitherto unknown to me, The Dodos have been steadily amassing a sizeable catalogue of work since forming in 2005 - Carrier recently released on the Polyvinyl Record Co. label, being their 5th full album release. The band is primarily the preserve of San Franciscans Meric Long and Logan Kroeber – singer/guitarist and drummer/percussionist respectively, though for live work they often add a third member to the mix with multi-instrumental responsibilities.