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Bop English: Constant Bop

From The Skinny:
“At first glance Constant Bop just looks like a sixties pastiche. From the pastel-washed cover to the cheesey title, this could pass for a lost Tim Buckley or Arthur Lee record, so it’s a surprise to find that Bop English is the nom de plume of White Denim’s James Petralli. Despite being ably assisted by day-job bandmates, Constant Bop largely eschews the guitar squall of the Texan four-piece and does indeed aim for old fashioned trippiness in keeping with its cover. Petralli’s voice is unmistakable and this new cap fits him rather well, especially on the barn dance stomp of “Struck Matches“. Dashes of his parent band’s experimentalism only occasionally infiltrate with melody favoured over noise here. Retro it may be but it’s refreshing to see an artist shrugging his usual creative straightjacket.”
Constant Bop is out April 14 on Blood And Biscuits; check out “Dani’s Blues (It Was Beyond Our Control)” below.

About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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