Modern English Decoration is the second album from UK outfit Ulrika Spacek, arriving rapidly on the heels of last year’s debut The Album Paranoia. The band wrings new beauty out of classic ’90s American indie rock, deriving guitar-driven grooves from the likes of Sonic Youth, Pavement, and the Breeders but seasoning them with a dash of Elephant 6 psychedelia. Given those reference points, you won’t be surprised to hear their closest parallel is probably Deerhunter, but Ulrika Spacek’s approach to the sound strikes me as uniquely British. We premiered their single “Full Of Men,” and now the entire LP is streaming ahead of its release this Friday. Those who have a taste for interlocking riffs and effects-laden swoons will find a lot to like, so dig in and enjoy.
Modern English Decoration is out 6/2 on Tough Love. Pre-order it here.