Best Friends – Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane // Album Review

92639FatCat Records – out now

About a minute into the opening track on Best Friends’ debut, you get the feeling that, just maybe, everything is going to be okay. This is a triumphant record of fuzz-laden bright melodies and nods towards that pre-9/11 era when everything was fun and chill and, like, y’knooow, whatever. It’s the sound of all-day drinking followed by all-night drinking in the city in the summer and while I don’t know what ‘lilting’ means, if I did I am positive I would use it to describe this album and not only because it reminds me of Lilt, the drink of sunshine from the decade of near-ubiquitous sunshine. By which I mean, this is a good collection of garage-rock songs everyone will enjoy, even you. Especially you.

Buy: Best Friends – Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane

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