It’s that time in the cycle where all the Class of ’06 BTWs start making noise again. Yesterday the Twilight Sad dropped another sliver from their forthcoming sophomore full-length, today it’s their classmates (and fellow OKX alum) Slaraffenland introducing their next set with the appropriately billed “Meet And Greet.” The Danish melodramatists — recent recipients of a grant from Denmark’s Art Council that should keep them playing and touring for a good while — are in fine form on the new LP’s lead track, plying handclaps, horns, group vocals, and peripheral bits of ambient electronics to a bed of pulsing post-Kid A art rock. There’s a mix of moods, optimistic yet crestfallen, to the “I know what will take your side” chant. Danes are complex characters.
We’re On Your Side is out 9/15 via Hometapes.