One of my favorite young Portland bands, And And And, just made me like them even more by sending a couple of leaks from their forthcoming record, A Fresh Summer With And And And
. This particular recording is a great combination of low fidelity and smart orchestration. The horn lines almost drown everything else out of the mix, with a ghostly sing-along chorus echoing somewhere in the distance.
The track has both movement and melody—it's as immediate and energetic as anything on the group's previous disc, We'll Be Better Off With the Plants
, but it is a more successful combination of the band's dueling aesthetics (punky basement pop songs and more dramatic, complex compositions) than anything on that first disc. As with We'll Be Better
's most succesful tracks, both And And And's dual vocalists appear on the track, working in tandem. Not sure what they're saying, exactly, but the words feel good.
I'm really stoked about this song and this band. The new album will be out June 21, and And And And plays tonight at Mississippi Studios, opening up for Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now!
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Image courtesy of Raechel Keene.