SLR 152 » released August 2011
formats » 7"
status » out-of-print
From the ashes of the late, great The Royal We and Sexy Kids come Veronica Falls. Forming in early 2009, they posted a few tunes on their MySpace site and were quickly recognized by those with a discerning ear for urgent, tuneful guitar pop with a dark undercurrent. Excellent singles for "Found Love In A Graveyard" and "Beachy Head" on Captured Tracks and No Pain In Pop turned heads on both sides of the Atlantic. In a musical landscape cluttered with sound alike lo-fi pop bands, Veronica Falls' consummate song-writing skills, spooky harmonies and distinctive guitar interplay clearly set them apart and marks their debut LP as one of the most anxiously awaited in recent memory.
Recorded with Guy Fixsen (My Bloody Valentine, The Breeders) and Ash Workman (Metronomy, Summer Camp), that album is now complete, and "Bad Feeling" is the first single. Sporting a rough garage feel and driven by hard-strummed guitars and thumping drums, "Bad Feeling" wouldn't sound out of place on a Nuggets comp or an early Flying Nun record. But once we get to the male/female vocals in the call-and-response chorus, we know we're in a place that only Veronica Falls can take us. It's tuneful and definitely pop, but pop touched by darkness and mystery, the kind that sticks with you long after the song is over.
Available through Bella Union outside of the US and Canada; please support your local indie label.
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