Gum Country - Somewhere
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #238 / 358
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
Liked by 1 person
June 19, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Burger, Kingfisher Bluez / Label
Lo-Fi, Indie Rock / Genres
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Gum Country are all about fuzzed-out guitar tones and pop melodies, existing somewhere in the range of twee pop and garage rock. Lead vocalist and guitarist Courtney Garvin of the act The Courtneys sings lyrics in this bubblegum sweet manner, but with the same level of stickiness and bite. The songs are hooky, catchy, yet the fuzz gives the whole album this nostalgic grit of the 90s rock scene. The incorporation of synth also gives this a bit of a spacey vibe as well, leaving you woozy under ... read more
although the last three songs, "talking to my plants," "jungle boy," and "waterfall" are pretty great, the rest of this album just gets lost in its fuzzy guitars and noisy textures, which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing if the songs were differentiable, but with this mixing they're just not.
distorsion de guitarras y melodias pop,hermoso debut
The lead single "Somewhere" was a good start but the album is too long for this style. Doesn't sound like the Courtneys which is good but it also doesn't have much of an identity.
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Track List

  1. Somewhere
  2. The Queen Rules
  3. Tennis (I Feel OK)
  4. There's a Crumb
  5. I Don't Stay Up
  6. Pills
  7. Brain Song
  8. It Lives It Breeds It Feeds
  9. Whoa Oh
  10. Talking to My Plants
  11. Jungle Boy
  12. Waterfall
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Added on: June 16, 2020