This band takes all the good elements from indie, math-rock and emo, and fuses them into this nicely chilled-out and rather enjoyable album. Basically, if I was slightly hungover on a Californian beach, early in the morning, and the sun was rising, and this album was playing, it would just seem so apt and so perfect. I know that's incredibly wanky and pretentious of me - I've never even been to California for fuck's sake! - but that's just the imagery that the album immediately - and I mean immediately - conjured up in my mind. Hope you have a similar experience! Enjoy.
Penpal – Penpal (2009)