Sounds Like: Belle and Sebastian, Kirsty MacColl, XTC, Robyn Hitchcock, The Ditty Bops
Label: Mystery Lawn Music
Bio: "If you drop breadcrumbs while you're off adventuring you'll lose your way in darkness, so we've heard. We learn about their failures across the centuries but at least they got to feed some hungry birds."
So declare the opening lines of "Matilda Effect," the new record by California's The Corner...See Full Bio
“Midsommar by California’s The Corner Laughers’ combines country-inspired instrumentation with sparky, upbeat vocals and the kind of intricate, detailed pop arrangements that recall Sixpence None The Richer. There’s something of a US Kirsty McColl to the vocals and it would take a more cynical man than I to deny the pomp and circumstance of the Pumpkins-esque guitar solo that smashes through the track in the mid-section. There are ukuleles, there are strings and, more’s the shame, this is the exact kind of track where a big producer would sweep in and tell the band that there’s ‘too much going on’ for radio. But for the people with the attention-span to listen to music beyond a drum beat and a vocal in a car on a motorway this is rousing, visionary, adult pop.”