Alvvays : Alvvays

CD [Cover Art for Alvvays / Alvvays] Your Price: $15.51
Availability: In Stock
Sell date: 7/2014
Label: Polyvinyl Records
Mfg's Catalog#: 282
CDC Part#: 1816683
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 Notes & Reviews
 
Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle. Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbors in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac. Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit - nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass. With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.

 
 Tracks
 
Adult Diversion
Archie, Marry Me
Ones Who Love You
Next of Kin
Party Police
The Agency Group
Dives
Atop a Cake
Red Planet