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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sanderlings: Sanderlings

Sanderlings is the S/T debut full length from the Santa Barbara band. After two highly enjoyable EPs, the band steps it up with eleven tracks of radio ready indie rock. Taking a page from band like Weezer and Jimmy Eat World, the album is catchy and fun. The songs get you moving, with smart arrangements, tight musicianship and interesting phrasing. At the same time, it's all a bit too practiced and comes up a little short on any real edge or energy. Like music from War On Drugs, Sanderlings deliver precision and craft, all which is fully enjoyable, but it would be nice to have a bit of just how good a band they really must be when they let loose in a live environment. Mind you, they do give flashes of that, but this is radio music through and through. Watch the video for album track Stories stream and buy Sanderlings at the link below.