The Fall Companion
Afternoon Nap's first record Sunbeamed somehow slipped by me back when it came out, but after finally hearing it a few months ago, I made sure I would miss out of their new LP, Parade. Aside from the summery-titled "Beach Bums", Parade looks and feels like a perfectly chilly and jangling record. The one-two-three-four punch of "Mitten Fingers", "Seasons May Change", "The Fall Companion" and "Catholic School" in the middle of the record is an utter joy to listen through. There's no work at all involved in making it through this record. The songs are simple and catchy and flow right through you, yet not even one of them seems to feel forgettable. I can't believe these guys aren't getting as much attention as The Pains – they've certainly got the chops. Listen to "The Fall Companion" and you'll see what I mean! Whirling keys and guitars that sparkle and shimmer brighter than the finest champagne! What else could one ask for???
[MP3]: Afternoon Naps :: The Fall Companion (Highly Rec'd!!!)
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