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Ends of June

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Battling Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start for primacy in the Worst Band Name Ever Sweepstakes, British alt-folkies Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love at least have them well beat as a band. Ends of June is a genuinely terrific album, a collection of 12 heartfelt, largely acoustic, quiet bedroom pop songs that does in fact sound kinda like a cross between Low, the La's and Love, although to be fully descriptive, their name would also have to mention Belle & Sebastian, Neutral Milk Hotel and Sebadoh. The heart of the band, singer and lyricist Kelly Dyson, clearly has been having a rough time of it, as these dozen songs depict the unraveling of a romance in clinical but never mawkish or self-pitying detail, and the rest of the collective, led by his multi-instrumentalist brother Ellis Dyson, fill in the moody, semi-slowcore tunes with acoustic guitars, banjo, clarinet, keyboards and percussion. Fans of the U.K. indie stalwarts the Trembling Blue Stars will find a similar blend of heartache and D.I.Y. elegance on Ends of June, and there's nothing here that wouldn't instantly appeal to any fan of Elliott Smith's later albums.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:00 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:45 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:47 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:43 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:29 SpotifyAmazon
6 6:37 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
8 4:36 SpotifyAmazon
9 4:20 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
11 5:02 SpotifyAmazon
12 4:36 SpotifyAmazon
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