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Retazos de paraíso – SUBURBAN LIVING: Almost paradise (6131 Records, 2016)


Suburban Living son una banda de Philadelphia que publicó el pasado año su segundo álbum, una continuación lógica de su debut, y en él inciden en la fórmula Pop con adornos Dreamgaze.

“Philadelphia-based dream pop outfit Suburban Living return with Almost Paradise, their sophomore LP and first for 6131 Records. An outgrowth of the bedroom project begun in Virginia Beach by bandleader Wesley Bunch, Suburban Living became a more collaborative affair in the City of Brotherly Love with the addition of guitarist Chris Radwanski, bassist Peter Pantina, and drummer Michael Cammarata. Their self-titled 2015 debut showed an affinity for pleasantly melodic, shoegazing pop with hints of downcast Twin Peaks-inspired lushness. Recorded and mixed by Jeff Zeigler (the War on Drugs, Kurt Vile), Almost Paradise acts as a logical sequel, building on the band’s dense guitar pop with additional synth layers and more robust production values. Their jangling, heavily chorused guitars and dreamy synth lines have a distinctly late-’80s 120 Minutes-era alt-pop flavor with shades ofthe Cure and Cocteau Twins being most apparent. Laid-back tunes like “Once/Twice,” “Lovely Times,” and “Jenny’s Song” are pleasing in their hazy, edge-of-sleep kind of way, but for the most part,Suburban Living don’t do a whole lot to distinguish themselves from either their influences or from the various other dream pop revivalists mining this somewhat narrow gene pool. Bunch and his bandmates have a nice ear for melodic hooks and little pop ornamentations, but so much of Almost Paradise feels too studied and bereft of uniqueness. They’ve managed to capture the tone and feel of benchmark albums like Disintegration and Heaven or Las Vegas without really bringing any new elements to the table. It’s a nicely crafted album, for sure, but one without a distinctive voice” (All Music)

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20 enero, 2017 Posted by | Suburban Living | Deja un comentario

Suburban Living: Suburban Living (Papercup Music, 2015)


Suburban Living nace del proyecto unipersonal de Wesley Bunch. Juegan en la misma liga que Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing, Veronica Falls y esa hornada de grupos a los que le va el Indie digerido por el filtro ochentero y de las guitarras con reverb y con cierto grado de cristalinidad. 
Hace justamente un año publicaron su álbum homónimo de debut, tras la edición de varios singles y Ep´s. 
Se encuentran justamente preparando nuevo material el cual verá la luz a lo largo de este 2016. 

“Our self titled record came out 1 year ago today. People say “time flys when ur having fun” but wow, that’s too real. It feels like yesterday that I was at home in Virginia in my friend Mark’s studio doing sessions for this everyday. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, but just imagine a small studio littered in Wa Wa hoagie wrappers and two bug eyed dudes staring at a screen listening back to something 1 million times and occasionally playing a guitar or something” (Press)

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2 febrero, 2016 Posted by | Suburban Living | Deja un comentario


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