||The Waves||Princeton||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ms. Bentwich||Princeton||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Leonard Woolf||Princeton||4:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Eminent Victorians||Princeton||2:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
It's no easy task to approach Princeton's sophomore EP, Bloomsbury, without at least a hint of apprehension. It's enough that they've named themselves after an Ivy League university, but when it turns out that they've made an album about the Bloomsbury Group (that is, the London-based circle of artists, thinkers, and literati that included Leonard and Virginia Woolf) — well, it just seems a little on the pretentious side, to put it mildly. Thankfully, Princeton manage to sweep all these worries away with the playful opening strains of "The Waves," and when all's said and done this little 13-minute disc turns out to be a thoroughly enjoyable EP, spilling over with sweet, memorable pop hooks and heady with informed, refined multi-instrumental flourishes. Sound-wise, Princeton is fairly difficult to pin down; if you had to sum it up in one word, it would be "informed." The tropicalia and African-infused indie pop of "The Waves" nods to Vampire Weekend, while the genteel, Kinks-influenced chamber pop of "Mrs. Bentwich" seems to place them in league with Sufjan Stevens (and maybe even Wes Anderson). In any event, you don't have to think too hard about what Princeton's influences are or what it is they're singing about in order to enjoy Bloomsbury. "Leonard Woolf," with its easy breezy flutes and surprisingly poignant crescendo finds Princeton at their sweet, exuberant best. No matter how literate they are, Princeton have a real knack at crafting fun pop songs, and this is ultimately what makes Bloomsbury a promising disc.
Ben Usen Continues To Deliver!
I've Been Listening To The Progression Of Music For A Few Years Now And Have Had The Pleasure Of Seein Them Four Times Now. Only Good Things To Come From Princeton... Watch Out.
Great band, Great songs, Great EP
This EP is fantastic... Each song is incredibly catchy, and very, very clever. The melodies are beautiful, the the production is top notch (word on the street is that these guys recorded it themselves) Bravo Princeton! give us more!
if you have ears you'll like this
it makes me wish i had four ears so i could hear it even more
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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