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Alvvays

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Canada’s Alvvays were a buzz band before they’d even gotten a complete album out. This self-titled debut has the good fortune of being produced by indie rocker Chad VanGaalen and mixed by Holy F***’s Graham Walsh and John Agnello, who’s worked with everyone from Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. to Kurt Vile, Drive-By Truckers, and Son Volt. Naturally, the sound quality here is improved over the records from the twee C86 movement that influenced the band. Songs like “Adult Diversion” and “Archie, Marry Me” are taken to new places with the sonic depth here. Led by singer/guitarist Molly Rankin, Alvvays manage gorgeous melodies brought to life by several layers of watery guitars, with a touch of synth (it provides the steady atmosphere for “Party Police”) occasionally popping up among the harmonies. The songwriting, however, is what guides the group over the proverbial hump. “Next of Kin,” the lower-key “Dives,” and “Atop a Cake” fulfill the promise of the shameless hooky pop that starts the album.

Customer Reviews

looking forward to it!

I am calling it right here, right now. This band is going to be big someday.

blissful debut album

Heard this on NPR First Listen and was immediately hooked. This will probably be my summer soundtrack. It is full of beautiful melodies, chiming-jangly guitars and melancholy undertones. Time to plan that road trip...

great sound

amazing indie-pop sound really looking forward to this album could be big

Biography

Formed: 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Toronto-based five-piece Alvvays combine their fuzzy, jangly, indie pop with infectious, sugary melodies that recall the likes of Scottish outfit Teenage Fanclub and nod to the U.K. post-punk act the Dolly Mixture. Lead vocalist Molly Rankin — the daughter of John Morris Rankin from the popular Canadian folk family group the Rankin Family — was joined by childhood next-door neighbor Kerri MacLellan on keyboards, and met guitarist Alec O'Hanley at a show as a teenager before they proceeded...
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