Library Voices – Summer of Lust (Album Review)

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Library Voices are an indie-pop septet from Regina, Canada, who have recently released their latest offering, Summer of Lust. The band’s latest album follows two prior releases, Hunting Ghosts, a debut EP released in 2008, in addition to their 2010 album Denim on Denim. Summer of Lust is a feel good, pop-tinged recording that could assist in helping Library Voices make the transition into mainstream, popular music.

Summer of Lust opens with If Raymond Carver Were Born in the 90s, an upbeat song with a catchy chorus that only becomes more addictive upon further listening. The following track, Generation Handclap, changes the tempo and features pensive lyrics such as ‘used up your best days working on yourself / Trying to turn your bones and blood into something you could sell / Something you could pawn off as intelligent’. Other highlights of the album include Be My Juliette Gréco, The Prime Minister’s Daughter, which offers a political commentary on Canadian Conservative leader Stephen Harper, and closing track Regina, I Don’t Want to Fight.

Library Voices are performing various concerts in the near future and will be performing in London at the Old Queen’s Head and the Underbelly on the 17th and 18th May, respectively.

James Golunski

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