Alvvays – “Adult Diversion”
Pairs Well With…Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Bleached
Fuzzy indie pop is what to expect from Canadian newcomers Alvvays, a co-ed quartet that has a real knack for rock hooks on their lone two debut tracks. Frontwoman Molly Rankin has a melancholy delivery, a laid back vibe that goes well with a sound that includes some generous helpings of California surf rock. There’s some really inventive musical moments, but Alvvays knows to pull right back in. About two minutes into lead track “Adult Diversion” is a wild instrumental break only to be reigned right back into the multipart riffs that make up the meat of the song. “Archie, Marry Me” is even more of a grabber in ways, a straightforward (or is it tongue-in-cheek?) love song that beams with a fuzzed out optimism.
Alvvays is a pretty neat group. New video.