Stream FAMY Ava EP (Stereogum Premiere)
Today marks the release of FAMY’s Ava EP, another fine batch of glimmering folk-rock anthems from the WU LYF affiliates. The members of FAMY are all from West London, and they met in the South of France. But their music reminds me of Glasgow, where Frightened Rabbit and others practice epic indie-rock steeped in thick accents and mournful catharsis, and of Austin, where Okkervil River brought an expansive vision and auteur’s touch to singer-songwriter music, and of Manchester, where the Smiths matched mournful crooning with crisp guitar jangle. On Ava, they’ve compiled three fine new originals and, oddly enough, a cover of CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.” It’s a quick, rewarding listen, so jump into it below.