Corner Laughers Poppy Seeds

Corner Laughers Poppy Seeds
San Francisco, CA band the Corner Laughers are very much the American equivalent of the Boy Least Likely To. They both make cute indie-pop songs and don't care what anyone thinks ― why else would they write a song called "I'd Rather Count Cormorants With You"? The bag of tricks they use on their third album isn't particularly large or packed with a number of neat ideas. Instead, they have a relatively straightforward plan of attack: breezy vocals from lead Laugher Karla Kane (with the occasional contribution from the males in the band) and jolly pop tunes that gallop along at a decent pace. And that's about it, but it works for them and Poppy Seeds is a very likeable record, just like its predecessor. However, anyone who heard its predecessor will lament that it isn't much of a step forward, although it didn't need to be. As long as there's a place in the world for carefree indie-pop then there will be a place for the Corner Laughers. (Mystery Lawn)