Vancouver-based indie stalwarts Apollo Ghosts let out a peculiar but welcomed roar with Pink Tiger. A two-parter of sorts, the 22-song double album is presented as a diptych of low-key, folky compositions (aka Pink) and the kind of sweat-soaked, jangle-punk positivity the group have honed in on since forming at the tail end of the 00s (Tiger, if you will).
The remotely recorded sessions are filled with Nick Drake-referencing folk minimalism (“Morning Voice”), and tenderly-scored moments of singer Adrien Teacher taking stock of a wake (“To Set the King Bloom”). “But I’ll Be Around” is a twee highlight where chiming acoustic lines snake themselves around Amanda P.’s hushed vocal performance.
By Ben Boddez
The Italian Eurovision champs’ first majority-English album is full of roaring solos, raspy vocals, and delightful sleaze.