The album continues with four indistinguishable minute-and-change songs, and then, inexplicably, it gets great.
A lush blend of shoegaze and 90s indie rock, “You Are Here” is steeped in hazy harmonies, delayed guitars, and emotive strings.
In the style of a well-practiced, drunkenly-belted tune by the crew of an 18th century frigate, The Governors’ “Got Better Plans” EP survives.
What happens when you give a bunch of classical and jazz musicians some scribbled chord progressions, teach them a couple hand gestures, and then put some African hand drummers in back?
To my surprise, after dismounting my high horse and giving Dum Dum Girls a listen, I’m totally sold.
If this record was released in the late 90s it may have hit my ears differently. But it’s been well over a decade, with a full cycle of progressions and revivals on both sides of the pond.
Cedar Avenue’s “Someday Soon” is a pop rock confection with fresh programming and keys – turning what should sound monotonous into engaging experimentation.