Thursday, March 15, 2012

Allo Darlin

I've been a little under the weather today, just realized I hadn't posted anything yet...anyway, kind of liking Europe, the second full-length from Allo Darlin, another one of these brash-yet-vulnerable, fresh-voiced, female-fronted, c86 redolent outings in the same general class as Hospitality and Standard Fare. Allo Darlin's main threat is one Elizabeth Morris, an Aussie by birth and Londoner by inclination, who sits on the fence between vulnerability and breezy assurance. "Capricornia" is the first single

... but I find myself favoring ukulele-thrummed "Tallulah," in which Morris muses, "I'm wondering if...I've already heard...all the songs that'll mean something."

Yes, hmm, good question.

Europe is out April 17 on Slumberland.


Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Who are these people? I want to buy drinks for all of them! Seriously, I was sold on Capricornia, but after Tallulah I have to buy this album. I'm so glad that you posted about them, Jenny.

jenniferpkelly said...

Oh, good, glad you liked it. There's a lot of chatter about this band...maybe they'll break out, who knows?

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

I hope they do break out. Slumberland's profile should be visible enough at this point and the band sounds distinct enough from the other music they've released lately. I'm looking forward to this one. By the way, I'm still listening to that wonderful Shimmering Stars album.

jenniferpkelly said...

Oh yeah, I liked that one, too.