Low Low Low La La La Love Love - Ends Of June
Guitarist and wounded soul Kelly Dyson leads a band of UK shufflers through a set of brooding lo-fi that could have used some bursts of energy here and there. Aside from the relatively upbeat "Iron in the Soul" (that a tune with that title is the "happy" track gives you some info), this record often crossed the line between eerie and whining. While "Happiness at the End of the Day" and "Black Black Window" are strong meditations that rise above the drear into some sublime resolve, other tracks are like "Fear Of A Wide Open Life," which amounts to a list of everything in the future one can possibly fear-age, injury, having to wake up in the morning.
There is depth and grandeur here, and not just in the fact that minor keys are employed. The band with the silly name does have a certain power, and confidence. Too often, though, those skills are buried in monotonous melody and self-pitying lyrics. Everyone loses their first lover, and even their second; embracing the crap shoot of love without looking back is nice too once in awhile.
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