Friday, May 11

From Brighton Beach to Santa Monica

The Clientele have just released their follow-up to 2005's excellent Strange Geometry. God Save The Clientele finds the Londoners in familiar territory: autumnal, jangly tunes suited to slow walks lit by the last light of a fall day. The gauzy nostalgia remains, but here The Clientele look toward printemps. There's more sunshine on this record, more hope. While the band have added some light to their work, they've not forgotten how to craft lush, aching tracks.

I am catching The Clientele w/ Beach House and Pipas on May 24th at the Knitting Factory (where I saw them last year). Full report to follow. In the meantime, KEXP has archived an in-studio performance here.

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