6 Songs, 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Seattle outfit's smart blend of power pop and old-school soul shows a reverence for the '70s without resorting to slavish homage. Steady-rolling rockers like this EP's title track and "Nearly Marjorie" sports a blend of good-time pub-rock and pure pop hooks that could have gotten Red Jacket Mine onto Stiff Records about 35 years earlier, and the slow-burning, harmony-laden soul ballad "Crow" is roots-conscious. Yet Pure Delight still feels like a contemporary record. And when all the aforementioned influences coalesce on the sinuously grooving closing cut, "Get Paid," the foursome's musical world reveals itself as fully founded in a timeless place.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Seattle outfit's smart blend of power pop and old-school soul shows a reverence for the '70s without resorting to slavish homage. Steady-rolling rockers like this EP's title track and "Nearly Marjorie" sports a blend of good-time pub-rock and pure pop hooks that could have gotten Red Jacket Mine onto Stiff Records about 35 years earlier, and the slow-burning, harmony-laden soul ballad "Crow" is roots-conscious. Yet Pure Delight still feels like a contemporary record. And when all the aforementioned influences coalesce on the sinuously grooving closing cut, "Get Paid," the foursome's musical world reveals itself as fully founded in a timeless place.

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