The Relict

Tomorrow Is Again

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Throughout Tomorrow Is Again, Innes Phillips' collective the Relict traverse the same beautiful, pastoral folk trails as the Clientele. Anyone mistaking the 12 songs on this debut full-length for Clientele creations would not be that far off the mark, as Phillips was once a member and his former bandmates, including Alasdair Maclean, contribute heavily. Both bands concoct the same mix of hazy folk textures, hushed introspective vocals, and jazzy, spooky arrangements. The only difference is that the Clientele seem more inspired by 1960s British troubadours, while the Relict seem to favor 1990s U.S. indie vibes, รก la Galaxie 500. But really one could confuse any track on Tomorrow Is Again for a Maclean song, except perhaps those featuring the haunted, tender female vocals of Pam Berry, Lupe Nunez-Fernandez, and Abigail Marvel. The album is evenly split between previously-released singles/B-sides and new songs, and, like the Clientele's first full-length compilation, the tracks fit together perfectly as if they were recorded for one album. Fans of dreamy, quiet vocals and bright, clean acoustic guitars will likely find Tomorrow Is Again a highly addictive affair, and anyone endeared with the Clientele should see this as an essential addition to their collection.

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