The album Broken Boy Soldiers (release date 16 May) is guitar-based power pop with harmony singing and a few studio tricks. Singing-wise, White's salt and Benson's sweetness meld beautifully. And Messrs Lawrence & Keeler are inventive and smart beyond the call of duty. Turn the bass up!
To rattle off a few band names, I'm sure fans of the Beatles, Big Star, White Stripes and Benson's solo work will be very happy with this album. It's music for middle class kids of the 70s, and consequently I'm pretty sure it'll be on the soundtrack of quite a few late 00s childhoods. I'll try to catch the band when they play in Stockholm on 6 July.
On a confessional note, I should say that judging from a Google search, I seem to be the only one who has thought of calling the band The Raccoon Turds. I wonder if I should be proud or ashamed of myself.
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