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The results are beyond question: Blue Rev has more twists and surprises than Alvvays’ cumulative past, and the band seems to revel in these taken chances. This record is fun and often funny, from the hilarious reply-guy bash of “Very Online Guy” to the parodic grind of “Pomeranian Spinster.” I'm off to mix some drinks with my messages, then I might pin some hopes to the wrong pincushion! ❤ theUtmost go to album So Kiwi it hurts. In a fantastic, life-affirming, charming, self-deprecating manner, replete with self-aware ironic smile tugging at the corner of the mouth. Rough Trade Stores Album of the Month (October 2022) edition. Includes a bonus CD of singles and B-sides.
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Dreams Tonite,” a live staple since early last year, showcases this slight shift toward synth-y melancholy, but for all its insistent hooks, Rankin also analyzes a broken relationship from a wealth of vantage points, introduces the album’s title phrase, and indulges in lovelorn wordplay (“So morose for me, seeing ghosts of me, writing oaths for me”). Better yet, in a similar vein, is “Not My Baby,” an aching and ethereal song that bum-bums like the answer to the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby.” These iterations of Alvvays could get booked for the Roadhouse on “Twin Peaks: The Return.” The moment in Tom Verlaine after the bridge when the lyrics “that when you walk away, it’s gonna be for good” hit along side the keys and distorted guitar chords is everything. The songs of Blue Rev thrive on immediacy and intricacy, so good on first listen that the subsequent spins where you hear all the details are an inevitability.now that we've passed through many mirrors i can't believe we're still the same now that we've passed through many mirrors i can't believe we're still the same lightyears away and you've got so much life to offer in you wild out of place you called me someone figured it out before you long time flame and you’ve got so much life to offer in you wild out of place you called me now that we've passed through many mirrors i can't believe we're still the same now that we've passed Five piece band based in Toronto, Canada. Formed by Molly Rankin (lead vocals), Kerri MacLellan (keyboards) and guitarist Alec O'Hanley. A short while later, Brian Murphy (bass) and Phil MacIssac on drums, completed the outfit. After a self-released album they were signed by Polyvinyl Records. As of 2017, Sheridan Riley replaced Phil MacIssac as the current drummer. This album was cut and mastered by BG. BG = Bernie Grundman. He’s one of the legendary mastering engineers still in the music business. At least the five-year wait was worthwhile: Blue Rev doesn’t simply reassert what’s always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are 14 songs on Blue Rev, making it not only the longest Alvvays album but also the most harmonically rich and lyrically provocative.
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What a surprise to have a recent album mastered by a true legend. This LP sounds better than the digital/streaming version! Rankin, who grew up on the East Coast of Nova Scotia as part of a famous family of Celtic folk musicians, certainly wasn’t brought up on the NME cassette compilation that became synonymous with winsome, ’60s-dappled guitar pop. She and Alvvays guitarist Alec O’Hanley bonded over Scotland’s C86-descended power-pop heroes Teenage Fanclub, but both understandably seem to bristle at being pigeonholed. In one recent interview, they noted how acclaim for Alvvays’ debut sometimes treated it as almost a guilty pleasure. “I just really like to write pop songs and I don’t really care what genre that is,” Rankin said in another.This perfectly dovetailed sound stems from an unorthodox—and, for Alvvays, wholly surprising—recording process, unlike anything they’ve ever done. Alvvays are fans of fastidious demos, making maps of new tunes so complete they might as well have topographical contour lines. We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to make a return. I Want to Listen" , and "Change in the Weather" Liz channels Anna Burch and manages to upstage her. In the unfortunate situation that a product is damaged/faulty/incorrect, let us know and we will endeavor to correct any issue as soon as possible.
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Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Producer [Production], Mixed By [Mixing], Engineer [Engineering] – Alec O'Hanley