Arthur & Yu In Camera
- Words: Josiah Hughes
- Label: Hardly Art
As the flagship act for Sub Pop's new Hardly Art sub-imprint, Arthur & Yu's debut, In Camera, is a solid collection of consistent indie rock played through a classic-rock lens. Seattle multi-instrumentalists Grant Olsen and Sonya Westcott recall luminaries like the Velvet Underground and Serge Gainsbourg along with modern acts like Black Mountain and Devendra Banhart. The opener, "Absurd Heroes Manifesto," builds on subdued guitars and ethereal harmonies, while "There Are Too Many Birds" employs a full band for its driving, addictive melody. Along with the duo's stellar songwriting, the album is strengthened by warm production that gives the record an antique vibe. Eternally laid-back, In Camera will inspire summer naps and lazy Sundays forever.
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