Veronica Falls Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls Veronica Falls
The debut album from London, UK's Veronica Falls finds them wisely aligning with the like-minded Slumberland Records in North America to build on the buzz of their three sought after seven-inches. Produced by Guy Fixsen (Slowdive, Pixies) and Ash Workman (Metronomy, Klaxons), the self-titled album capitalizes on their singles (all of which are included), giving their plunging, reverb-soaked guitars and tambourine smashing drums some added force. Since forming in 2009, a whole new breed of indie pop has emerged, but Veronica Falls won't get lost in the fold. With a sound that would fool any connoisseur into thinking it was a 1987 original, there's legitimacy to their approach that creates distinction by combining grim lyrics with irresistible boy-girl harmonies. Twee, they are not, nor are they goth, as some people are desperate to point out. That said, Roxanne Clifford's lead vocals are fittingly ethereal, yet robust, allowing her to juxtapose anxious, otherworldly experiences in "Found Love in a Graveyard" and "Bad Feeling" with some impeccably tense arrangements. Despite all the doom and gloom, Veronica Falls are romantics at heart, providing the perfect collection of songs to complement any Edgar Allan Poe book club discussion. (Slumberland)