Acrylics Debut To Get Full UK Release
aaamusic | On 28, Jun 2011
2-piece Brooklyn NYC band, Acrylics debut album, ‘Lives and Treasure’ will get a full UK release via esteemed independent, Gung Ho! Recordings, on the 11th July.
Described by Pitchfork as “a fine and detail-oriented album”, the Acryilcs debut received praise from a variety of US tastemaker blogs and press when the album was released in the US earlier this year (via Friendly Fire / Hot Sands).
“‘Lives and Treasure’, which showcases a sound malleable enough to assimilate new wave, country, lite-funk, art-pop, and more. ‘Sparrow Song’ is an ingenuous ode to Kate Bush’s spacey electronic pop. The chilly disco-rock of ‘Nightwatch’ has a sultry, hooky vocal that recalls Suzanne Vega’s ‘Tom’s Diner’. Shades of Sinead O’Connor, Fleetwood Mac, Natalie Merchant, and American Music Club loom large. But traces of modern big-tent indie can be found as well. ‘The Window’, with its woolly vocals and webbed acoustic arpeggios, splits the difference between Bright Eyes and Elliot Smith, while ‘Asian Pear’ develops from dreamy beginnings into a lean tremolo-guitar anthem with the barking grandeur of Wolf Parade” – Pitchfork
ACRYLICS ‘LIVES AND TREASURE’ – TRACKLISTING:
1. Counting Sheep
2. Molly’s Vertigo
3. The Window
4. Sparrow Song
6. Tortoise Shell Shades
7. It’s Cool Here
8. Asian Pear
9. Lives & Treasure
10. The Catacomb