12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though directly descended from '60s psych-folk luminaries like Nick Drake, The Zombies, and The Left Banke, The Clientele have always been more than revivalists—not pining for the past so much as playing with the disconnect between presence and absence, then and now. Their first album in seven years sounds as though it's beamed in from some half-remembered place, clouded by reverb, laced with harp (“Everything You See Tonight Is Different from Itself”) and gorgeous, overlapping vocal harmonies (“The Neighbour”). It’s as delicate as it is elusive.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though directly descended from '60s psych-folk luminaries like Nick Drake, The Zombies, and The Left Banke, The Clientele have always been more than revivalists—not pining for the past so much as playing with the disconnect between presence and absence, then and now. Their first album in seven years sounds as though it's beamed in from some half-remembered place, clouded by reverb, laced with harp (“Everything You See Tonight Is Different from Itself”) and gorgeous, overlapping vocal harmonies (“The Neighbour”). It’s as delicate as it is elusive.

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