Lillie West of Lala Lala has collaborated on two new songs with fellow Chicagoans Grapetooth. Of the tracks, Grapetooth's Chris Bailoni explains, "I wanted ["Fantasy Movie"] to be filled with lots of layers of wobbly detuned organs and synths with a similar timbre that constantly cut in and out throughout the arrangement. [On "Valentine"] Lillie and Clay [Frankel] sang beautifully for hours and left the session file with almost 100 tracks on it - organizing and then mixing that song was a wild maneuver but I’m super happy with how the songs came out. I love making music with these two pals."
If you already own this album, you know how good it is. If you don't, then I'm probably not the first to tell you it's amazing and you need to buy it. Personally I thought "Stranger in the Alps" was an excellent debut, but it nowhere near prepared me for this - instead of the oft-dreaded sophomore slump, Phoebe has delivered what should be remembered as a defining album of the COVID era. Alec L. Critten
Emily, Jason and Eric all play with a ferocity not usually seen among too many indie rockers. Wails, yells, melodic voices and drumming intensity. Passionate record from a passionate Chicago band! Matthew Flores