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on 14 February 2013
A noticeable step back from the arch, frantically paced C86-isms of their excellent debut - Waiting for Something to Happen finds Veronica Falls piling on the Byrdsian vocal harmonies, applying a new found maturity to their song writing, & collapsing backwards into glorious melancholy.
One or two of the lesser songs fall into the also-ran bracket, sounding more like The Flatmates than The Shop Assistants, but Veronica Falls are ultimately far better at this chugging, chiming "indie-pop" (sorry) thing than, for instance, their similarly influenced American counterparts - Black Tambourine, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, et al. As obvious as this might sound, Veronica Falls simply write some deceptively simple, really good songs.
It's the best album of the year so far, for me - I doubt they'll be many better ones released between now & December tbh.
n.b. The vinyl edition comes with a free copy of the CD tucked inside so, if you invest a little more cash, you get the benefit of crisp digital sound (if that's your "thing") AND a beautiful big sleeve. Nice!