Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The Umbrellas - Fairweather Friend


Umbrellas are designed to protect you from the rain with cloth or plastic sheeting affixed to a frame. But the nice folks that comprise San Francisco band The Umbrellas provide cover from negative thoughts with bright, jangling guitar pop with trading male/female vocals. They impressed us with their previous work, but still have managed to drop our jaws with their new LP, Fairweather Friend. It has all the elements from before, but stretches genre, instrumentation and songwriting in delightful and fruitful ways. It is twee, it is upbeat and hooky, and it is lightly shaded with melancholy. More succinctly, it is a keeper of an album and you really should have it. This band is one of the shining stars of the the current San Francisco pop scene, which rivals any city in the world right now. 

Fairweather Friend is out now via Slumberland Records and Tough Love Records.



Bandcamp for Fairweather Friend

Slumberland Records page for album

Tough Love Records page for album

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