MP3: Boy Friends Club – “Paradise”

Boy Friends Club pay homage to underground jangle-pop, as well as the bedroom variety in the vein of Ariel Pink, whose early releases are somewhat comparable to Boy Friends Club. They make no use of hazy synths though, opting for a more traditional dual-guitar and drums sound that echoes early Felt material. The vocal performances and melodies make tracks like “Paradise” memorable, as the group possesses a unique delivery that sound like dual personalities, one a lower-pitched a somber and the other a higher-pitched and nasally. The latter trait makes comparisons to more restrained Smashing Pumpkins tracks like “1979” acceptable, and the end to a chorus on “Beaches” rings especially true there.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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