Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Umbrellas - "Three Cheers!"

We adored The Umbrellas' debut album in 2021. Now the San Francisco retro pop group is back with new music. "Three Cheers!" is going to get a lot of comparisons to The Magnetic Fields, but there is more to the song's sound than just Stephin Merritt's band. As the song goes on there are a ton of 1960's pop sounds to uncover, along with some 90's indie rock guitar. The whole song sounds like an odd little modern day homage to both the 60's San Francisco scene and K Records' 90's classics. "Three Cheers!" is a complete and total joy to listen to.

Bassist Nick Oka says of the new song:

“It’s a pseudo-political song about power struggles that occur in a job situation, or a friend group. It’s an observational song.”

You can watch the video for "Three Cheers!" below. Fairweather Friend is due out January 26 on Slumberland Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on The Umbrellas, check out the band on Instagram and Twitter.

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