Saturday, January 12, 2019

January 2019 Highlights #1: Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Tallies

As 2019 gets underway, here are a couple of new releases that stood out this week:

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - De Facto

It's been about two and a half years since we last heard from the Guadalajara, Mexico, psych-rockers Lorelle Meets The Obsolete who released their 4th album "Balance" in 2016 and also played their first ever gig in Athens that October. They are back this week with their latest and greatest new record "De Facto", an album accurately described as being somewhere between the electronic experimentation of Low's "Double Negative" and "Tender Buttons"-era Broadcast. Here's the video for new song "Líneas En Hojas", one of the catchiest songs they have ever made:

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Líneas En Hojas

Tallies - Tallies

Another release that caught our attention this week is the debut album by Toronto, Ontario indie pop quartet Tallies. Their guitar sound brings to mind the C86 era that regularly makes a comeback every few years while their pop melodies and Sarah Cogan's singing reminded me of The Sundays (remember them?). Here's the video for "Beat the Heart", one of the album's highlights:

Tallies - Beat the Heart

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