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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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 1 day ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 1 day ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 1 day ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 1 day ago from web