RIYL: Brighter, The Field Mice, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jesus and Mary Chain
Label: Jigsaw Records (US) // Kocliko Records (UK)
Philadelphia indie rockers A Certain Smile have been finessing their fuzzy dream pop since 2011, but recently made the trek to Portland for new surroundings and inspirations. In 2017, they released their debut Fits & Starts, 9 tracks glimmering with addicting hooks blanketed in reverb. As the momentum began to kick up, the band locked themselves back in the studio and will be following up with a highly-anticipated sophomore full-length, but in the meantime, they’ve decided to tease the fans with a brand new EP titled Bae. I can hear inspiration from Jesus and Mary Chain, The Field Mice, Nada Surf, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Hatchie and many more.¬† If you like the dreamy scuzzy stuff, check this one out.
If you reside in the UK, grab the 7″ from Kocliko Records’ Bandcamp page HERE. Otherwise, listen to all 3 tracks below and grab some wax from Jigsaw Records here in the states after the ‘buy’ link. Jigsaw has 4 different colored sleeves you can choose from. Dig in.
300 copies pressed, co-released with Kocliko Records. All songs written by A Certain Smile. Available digitally on Bandcamp.
Sleeve colors: pink, orange, green, coral
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive