Literature – Chorus

The jangly indie pop sound, paisley ’60s flourishes, and accented vocals on Literature’s Chorus suggest something made in the heart of England, perhaps straight out of Morrissey’s shirt pocket — which wouldn’t be notable in the least, except that the quartet hail from Philadelphia. Not that there’s anything wrong with emulating cross-Atlantic influences; to be sure, both British and American bands have been doing that for decades. Literature just do so in an entirely professional and unabashed way, a way in which the fresh moments flash incongruously out of a familiar swirl — and when those moments don’t show, the swirl can get a little too familiar.

Release Date
August 19, 2014
Slumberland Records
digital, vinyl, cd
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