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ARTIST
TITLE
Songs From Another Life
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BBI 019LP BBI 019LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/21/2021

The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness is a remote, atypical music group on the frontiers between indie pop, jangle pop, and power pop. It is a duo formed by Gonzalo Marcos (from Madrid, member of El Palacio de Linares, a group already consolidated in Spanish indie pop) and Andrew Taylor (from Edinburgh, member of Dropkick, a long-lived Scottish cult group). In 2019 they released the album Dead Calm on the Pretty Olivia Records label to great acclaim. The vinyl run sold out in a couple of weeks. The album was featured on the "best of the year" lists by various international media, both American, French, Italian, German, or Japanese outlets, and received praise from artists, such as Mary Lou Lord. They are compared to Teenage Fanclub, The Byrds, Big Star, and Elliot Smith. And here comes the sophomore album, Songs From Another Life, taking a new stride and reaching master heights again. For this second album, confirmation album, The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness open the range of influences, more American, more exuberant and present a powerful sound with arrangements that make us dream of better days. In addition to Teenage Fanclub, Big Star and The Byrds, there are sonic references to Fountains Of Wayne, Matthew Sweet, Weezer, R.E.M., The Lemonheads, The Beach Boys, and there are even distorted breaks à la Dinosaur Jr. or Sugar. Recorded separately, in two parts, without the two musicians sharing a studio, not even a city: Andrew his part in Edinburgh, at his rehearsal room, Gonzalo his, in San Sebastián, at Yon Vidaur's studios. Applying social distance before it was an obligation. These songs so beautiful, so bright, so stimulating, this pop music of heavenly guitars, can only come from another life, from a life that might never return.