Toronto-based indie band Alvvays' self-titled album drops July 22nd. You can stream the full album above via NPR.
Filled with catchy indie-pop melodies and witty romantic lyrics, Alvvays is the perfect album for the summer season. Think of it as a soundtrack suited for long road trips and afternoons at the beach. With only nine tracks on the record, there aren't any filler songs and each song maintains originality. Alvvays excel at creating songs about relationships and love without seeming too serious or pretentious.
"Archie, Marry Me" is the first single from the album and rightfully so. The song is a nod to the pop hits of the early '70s with its simple lyrics and infectious chorus. "Atop A Cake," with its honest lyrics and lead singer Molly Rankin's vocals, is the second highlight of the album. "Dives," while being the most mellow track of the record, is still equally fun. "Adult Diversion" and "Party Police" have a beach-pop vibe to them, and "Next of Kin" follows in the tradition of indie music artists such as Metric and Mates of State.