Soi-disant escape-pop ensembles such as Wirral outfit By The Sea are, by design, destined to undulate in popularity and, despite the buoyant effervescence of Alone Together – taken from last year’s eponymous début full-length – they’re currently, alas, less prominent than they once were. For they were apparently omnipresent for a time, and although they passed me by way back whenever that may have been, it’s impossible to allow for the below few moments to slip by unnoticed a second time. They brim with carefree joie de vivre, and elegiac yearning for warmer climes, and scintillating guitar lines Bradford Cox would likely relocate to West Yorkshire for. And debonair as it is understated, Alone Together makes for a decidedly immersive listen, the like of which only too often fails to really resonate.
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