Monday, July 7, 2014
REVIEW: Beverly - Careers
However that all sorts out, Careers is a breath of fresh air. Specifically, a delightful summer breeze. There is fuzz, wonderful vocal interplay between Citron and Rose, and an obvious love and respect for the classic guitar pop song. The astute listener may detect a few different influences, but to my ears the album is what might have happened if The Clean had been women with a love of beach pop and a collection of Pixies and Breeders records. The overall vibe is seasonally-adjusted for summer relaxation. Upbeat hazy melodies are punctuated with sugary vocals and heart-tugging hooks, and there is little urgency (although "Planet Birthday" and a couple of other tracks ably demonstrate the band's ability to rock out). And there is plenty of variety, including noise pop, C86, and post-punk rockers. But whatever your preferred style, this is an album to sit back and enjoy as the sounds, especially the vocals, massage your ears.
Careers is out now via Kanine Records.