Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Alex Lahey - "Wes Anderson"

Photo by Kane Gibbered
Judging by my regular taste in music, Alex Lahey's "Wes Anderson" should be just a bit too pop for me. But, somehow it just hits this bizarre itch for me. It somehow combines Go! era Letters to Cleo with later Pulp. I'm not usually a lyrics guy, so it's even weirder that this song is connecting on such a deep level for me. "Wes Anderson" is a pure upbeat love song, so there are some fairly corny lines like "Every day with you's my lucky day," but then there are these nuggets ("You're the best night's sleep I've ever had" is my favorite) that are as perfect as anything Evan Dando wrote in "Mallo Cup." (I have no idea why all these Australians are popping up and crushing it with 90s alt rock nostalgia, but I will never complain about this.)

Alex Lahey's debut EP, B-Grade University, is out now on Dead Oceans. You can watch the video for "Wes Anderson" below. For more on Alex Lahey, check out her website. She's leaving Australia for a tour soon, so find her dates below the video.

Mon. Feb. 13 — London, UK @ Roundhouse w/ Tegan & Sara
Tue. Feb. 14 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall w/ Tegan & Sara
Wed. Feb. 15 — Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy w/ Tegan & Sara
Fri. Feb. 17 — Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC w/ Tegan & Sara
Sat. Feb. 18 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institution w/ Tegan & Sara
Sun. Feb. 19 — Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street w/ Tegan & Sara
Mon. Feb. 20 — London, UK @ Old Blue Last
Sat. March 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sun. March 12 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. March 14 - Sat. March 18 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mon. March 20 — Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Wed. March 22 — Washington, DC @ DC9
Thu. March 23 — Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Fri. March 24 — Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
Sat. March 25 — New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sun. March 26 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott

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