Are You Falling in Love? is a wonderfully fuzzy, guitar-squalling, yet really melodic first album by the Gold-Bears. They’re on Slumberland, the label that has almost single-handedly revived c86 pop, but sound, to me, more like New Zealand with bits of GBV thrown in, though not so emphatically. I get a shit-ton of garage pop, in varying flavors and degrees of hardness and softness, and you’d think I’d be immune by now. Still, this record jumped out at me right away. I wanted to play it again even while it was playing the first time, which is impossible obviously, so I had to wait…but not that long.
Anyway, here’s a video for “So Natural”
And also “Record Store”