Slum Summer - ABABO

Jigsaw
(PZL151: 708527190036/PZL151-3)
Release date: 1/18/2019
Genre: Indiepop




Slum Summer formed a few years ago in San Diego, and is led by recent UK expat, Hugh J Noble (who released a number of entertaining solo records throughout the '00s), and rounded out by another Brit and a pair of Americans. The band mostly plays low-key indie rock with catchy melodies and storytelling-style lyrics, replete with obscure references, literary and otherwise. For that very reason, Hugh's songwriting often reminds me quite a bit of Graeme Downes of the Verlaines. Overall, a very cool and solid debut from this promising new band.

RIYL: the Verlaines, the Wave Pictures, Hefner, later Pavement, low-key literate indie rock

1. Annabel
2. Trampoline
3. Vauxhall
4. Back To Seagrave
5. Sing Sing In The Rain
6. Bobby
7. The Rub
8. Lucy
9. The Sacramento Goodbye
10. Nebraska
11. Merritt Parkway

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