Umbrellas "The Umbrellas" COKE BOTTLE GREEN LP (2021)
Details: Debut full-length on Slumberland Records (2021) by the Umbrellas (San Francisco). Coke Bottle Green translucent 180g vinyl. Promo strike across UPC sticker. Sold out LP pressing. Includes insert. Light wear to opening and to edges of cover. Vinyl is mint/unplayed.
Description: "The San Francisco bay area has long been an important outpost of the International Pop Underground, from the 90s heyday of The Aislers Set, #Poundsign# and The Fairways to the string of legendary pop fests in the early 00s and more recently to a DIY pop resurgence with bands like The Mantles, Flowertown, and The Reds, Pinks & Purples. Now we're very happy to welcome into this rich pop tradition The Umbrellas, who, after one well-received tape/single, are sure to dazzle with their new self-titled debut album.
Classic indie-pop influences abound, from The Byrds to Orange Juice, The Pastels, Comet Gain, and Belle & Sebastian, along with a noticeable garage-pop/Paisley Underground flavor that is a hallmark of San Francisco's best bands. Lead-off single "She Buys Herself Flowers" introduces us to a band that's both intimately conversant with indie-pop history but also unburdened by it, a group with the song-crafting chops and spirit to take familiar elements and create for themselves a fresh new sound. The album goes from strength to strength, studded with pop gems like "Near You," "Lonely" and "Pictures" -- tunes that sound like classics from the first listen, as timeless and elemental as all great pop."--Slumberland
Grade: VG+ (Cover) / M (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A2. Near You
A5. It's True
A6. She Buys Herself Flowers
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B3. Never Available
B5. City Song