Twin River – “Should The Light Go Out”

This selection from Jayson Greene’s review on Pitchfork explains this album best:

“The album sounds nice, in an immediate and familiar way: the crunch of the punky melodic guitars on “Bend to Break”, the clean, starlit twinkles of synthesizer on “He’s Not Real and He Ain’t Coming Back”. Should the Light Go Out is alluringly coated in reverb, so that the whole album sounds smeared rather than recorded, with Bromley’s voice stirring into the mix like brown sugar thickening water. But reverb is much like corn syrup: Put too much corn syrup in a drink and it tastes like corn syrup. Put too much reverb on an album and it tastes like reverb. Too many of Should the Light’s 10 songs just taste like reverb.”

All the above is spot-on. This album sounds real nice, like a lesser Best Coast, but the reverb is turned to 11. That being said, there are a handful of really nice songs on the album, and is certainly worth playing. Nice split male/female vocals, great synth undercurrents. good stuff.

Label: Light Organ
FCC: Clean
Play: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9
RIYL: Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Beach House, Ravonettes

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