With winter rapidly approaching, Allo Darlin's new album is a welcomed warmth. "We Come From the Same Place" is quiet, tender pop music, easy to overlook at first. Although the album is not a big production, it is both comforting and compelling.
Exploring the delicate fun of twee pop, the Melodic previews its forthcoming release on Anti- Records with the song "Roots," a slightly skewed but still earnest take on Latin folk.
There's never any guarantee in such matters, but when a genuine sense of fun meets a genuinely artful sense of production chances are pop magic will follow. Such is the case with the charmingly twee "Western Town," the first single from electronic duo We Are Loud Whispers, featuring Sonya Westcott (also of Arthur & Yu) and Ayumu Haitani (of For Bonjour's Parties).
With nods to twee innocence and proto-noise pop, Julie Doiron builds small, crafty tunes that sway and gleam with restless creativity. The veteran Canadian singer and songwriter performed live on Nomadic Reverie.