For those that missed out on Alvvays’s sold-out Rock and Roll Hotel stop in October, one can only hope they snagged a ticket to the band’s sold-out 9:30 Club stop this time around. And for good reason, too: Antisocialites overcame the feared sophomore slump to become one of the more widely-beloved albums of 2017. The latest album from the Toronto band (it’s pronounced ‘always,’ by the way) is a saccharine blend of dream pop and indie rock that fits on a Netflix series as much as it could fit on a John Hughes film. It’s the kind of music that can uplift you and get you ready for the day at hand, even if it’s a song that puts down people in rubber-soled shoes. So although it only feels like yesterday that they were last in DC, it was a welcome sight to see them return and selling out a venue twice as big as their last.
In this installment of ChunkyGlasses we boldly go where no podcaster has gone before...or at least no intelligent podcaster...and take Harris along for the ride for good measure. Listen in as we discuss new releases from Damien Jurado, The Wooden Sky and more (See the complete list, with ratings and links below). So grab a seat, grab a beer and strap in because, well, what else have you got to do?