The Lieblings – Romance Kills

Finally the first The Lieblings song is out in the public. I’ve been really looking forward to this since I heard that Sam Shingler (Montevideo, The Pansies), Andy J. Prinkkilä (The Sugarrush), Timo Silvennoinen, (The Sugarrush) and Katja Tolonen (The Wrecking Queens) formed a new fuzz pop band together. A younger version of me would have already travelled to Helsinki to see their concert, but the lazy current version of me have only been impatiently waiting on the home sofa. Anyway, they recorded an album last summer and just posted a “live in studio” video from the album sessions. I have no idea when exactly the album is supposed to hit our hearts, but based on this video I can tell it won’t miss the target when it does come out. Hopefully it takes a little less time than The Sugarrush’s third has taken. This is Romance Kills by The Lieblings.

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Delay Trees – Doze

The second Delay Trees album Doze came out on 19th of october and it’s another great addition to Soliti catalogue. Well partly great in my case, because I have some issues with it. The overall quality is on a very high level as everyone can see/hear, but not all of it is actually my cup of orange juice. Some of the songs are just too long, slow and dreamy for my narrow-minded taste that has been formed by listening to three minute pop songs and whiskey-soaked country ballads. So basicly the album doesn’t lack quality, I lack the patience to enjoy it fully. It’s sad state of affairs for me, because some of the songs are absolutely brilliant like this video song HML below. I wish I would find the key to enjoy Pause as much, but that might not happen anytime soon.

Delay Trees: “HML” (Official DIY Music Video) from Sami Korhonen on Vimeo.

Delay Trees – Pause

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The JAC – Faux Pas

The JAC released their debut album in early august and therefore it’s about time to write a few words about this pop phenomenon. The man behind The JAC is Joe Algeri who plays every instrument on the album and has also recorded and mixed the whole thing. Previously Joe Algeri has also delivered great pop tracks with Jack & The Beanstalk and The Britannicas, but now it’s time for another solo adventure. Joe Algeri creating an album in his home studio without any kind of supervision certainly could lead to a catastprophe, but he is able to pull it off rather wonderfully. It’s not too all-over-the-place even though Faux Pas is a playful pop album where anything can happen. Actually things like 60’s pop, garage rock, punk pop, psych pop weirdness and all-around goofyness fit quite well under the same roof. The JAC also showcases a slightly grittier version of Joe Algeri, but it won’t be enough to banish the pop fans from his backyard. We can tolerate a bit of rock’n’roll, because Joe still has that great melodic sense. This is Truly Julie & Terry. Stream/buy the whole thing at

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