Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Alpine Subs - Alpine Subs

Oh, this will be a good day for guitar pop fans, as we intend to feature two albums and a few singles between now and when we sign off for the day.  The first is the self-titled band by Chicago's Alpine Subs.  Yes, we know that the name can refer to a venerated line of subwoofers or a popular sandwich shop.  But it also has been adopted by a group of Midwestern musicians that create a sunny brand of '60s-shaded guitar pop that is tailor made for your summer needs.  Psych-jangle, robust basslines and cheery harmonies abound, and the melodies are soar and explode into bright colors.  And for listeners that want to relax in the shade with a gin and tonic, Alpine Subs also contains some dreamy and relaxed tunes such as"If For My Eyes" and "More Than Love".  We started listening to this album a couple of days ago, but it how holds a place on our 'essential summer 2019 playlist'.

Alpine Subs are Will Goodspeed (vocals/guitar), Pat Loveless (guitar), Carrie Roche (vocals/keys/percussion), Brendan Taylor (bass), Benji Feldheim (drums), and Connor McDougal (percussion).  The album is out now in digital and CD formats via Subjangle Records.  See the Bandcamp link below.

Bandcamp for album

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