Erin Birgy, the indie popstressÂ behind the charmingÂ pack of Seattle weirdos known asÂ Gone Banana, is back with 9 eclectic grade-A cutsÂ to soothe your sophisticated palettes. Â Their first single,Â Year of Patience,Â starts us out on a lazy river melody, but just as you prop your feet up to relax,Â a saxophone kickstarts the rhythm like aÂ an adrenaline shot through your breastplate.
Similar to the exceptional debut from Posse this year, there are some 90s-tinged influences hanging out in the production. Â I can hear some of theÂ early tweeful Belle and Sebastian tracks led by Isobell Campbell, a dash of Kim Deal’s softer side of The Breeders, and that perfect lofi guitar jangle a la Silver Jews and Grandaddy.
If you order the album through Couple Skate Records, they’ll toss in a Gone Banana lapel pin. Â Like coffee and cigarettes, potassium and rock &Â roll have always been a perfect combination.
Representing a unique moment in Birgyâ€™s songwriting and a budding maturation for a bouncy community of oddball pop addicts, â€˜Gone Bananaâ€™ is an immersive listening experience and a peek into the life of a truly strange soul.
Limited edition copies are pressed yellow vinyl and come with a special â€˜Gone Bananaâ€™ lapel pin!
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