Boston trio Pants Yell! is anchored by singer/guitarist Andrew Churchman, who deftly maneuvers his band through nine jangly indie-pop songs in less than half an hour on the band’s fourth album Received Pronunciation, the first for Slumberland. It follows last year’s horn-lined Alison Statton, which came out via ever trusty Soft Abuse. Things are more stripped down this time: You get a taste of the minimalism in the playfully laidback Rene Dongo-directed video for “Someone Loves You.” The sound’s pleasantly familiar — I can’t believe it’s not Butterglory! — and the guys do a great job weaving a detailed storyline into the track’s efficient twee hook. Waste not, want not.
Received Pronunciation is out 11/11 via Slumberland. The band’s participating in those Slumberland 20th Anniversary Shows shortly thereafter. The Ropers!
11/13 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House %
# w/ Crystal Stilts, Brown Recluse, Frankie Rose and The Outs, the Ropers, Nord Express, and Lorelei
% w/ Crystal Stilts, Brown Recluse, Frankie Rose and The Outs, the Ropers, Nord Express, Lorelei, and the Pains of Being Pure At Heart