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the king It's really hard to pick a favorite from this album. Every single track is solid and catchy. Instrumentation and vocals are beautifully nostalgic. Alvvays is probably one of the best bands this decade. Favorite track: Red Planet.
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vertymk1 One of the best songs I've heard, ever. It's got that good, happy, light feeling that few bands pull off, and I absolutely love it. Favorite track: Archie, Marry Me.
Sebastian Francesc
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Sebastian Francesc Outstanding debut, Dream Pop/Rock at it's best. So many layers in one already well crafted atmosphere. Alec O'Hanley is fantastic at writings leads that fit precisely EACH song and really on every f***in' spot in the record. Molly <3 shines from start to finish! She's amazing. "And I've waited for you out here, but that may be delusional"
Favorite track: Red Planet.
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about

Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of cassettes and a love of jingle-jangle.

Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.

Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.

With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile).

The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.

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released July 22, 2014

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