Friday, May 17, 2024

The Reds, Pinks & Purples - Unwishing Well


We expect that at this point indie pop fans, especially those fans that read this blog, need no introduction to The Reds, Pinks & Purples. But that familiarity does nothing to blunt the excitement about a new recording from the San Francisco project. So we eagerly welcome Unwishing Well -- ten songs of peerless pop craftmanship that looks at the music industry and the life of a musician from the inside looking out and the outside looking in. Those of us who have been following the band's music could be tempted to say that they have created their own sub-genre. Nevertheless, there are shifts from album to album. To our ears, Unwishing Well is both more nostalgic and wearier as compared to its most recent predecessor, and the pace of many of the songs seem to echo that weariness. But the musical and lyrical delights abound and the listener is rewarded as repeated listens reveal nuances that may have escaped notice on the first play; after all, the melodies do tend to demand attention on the first play of any recording by The Reds, Pinks & Purples. We heartily commend it to every indie pop fan.

Unwishing Well is out now via Slumberland Records and Tough Love Records.



Bandcamp Unwishing Well

Slumberland Records page for Unwishing Well

Tough Love Records page for Unwishing Well

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