The folk-rock duo Gen Pop, from the USA, released the LP Start Again on the 24th.
Difficult to believe these are only two musicians who also live some distant apart, the only real clue being that it is five years since their last album.
The songs are of absorbing and intricate weaves that gives the compositions which are, at their skeletal level acoustic folk ballads, their multifaceted texturing.
Never losing the earthiness of the starting material in the mix Gen Pop are able to create in, the roughly twenty nines minutes of the eight tracks on, Start Again (available on bandcamp) music that seeps in to the bone marrow whilst retaining its honesty in to which the audience become completely immersed and unaware of passing events.
The US indie-dream duo Rival Island released the single Start Again on the 12th.
Rival Island – Start Again – artwork
The latest track to surface (available on bandcamp) continues the theme of their last feature with a hazy flow of blurry guitar that fills the room with feel-good factor as Rival Island invite the audience to slow-step with a partner across the dance-floor with a nod to the finest of ’50s rock’n’roll.
Those of sharper eye for detail may have noticed that the accompanying artwork for the single is entitled See You There – one can only cross fingers and toes in expectation that this sign-posts a new LP is on its way.