Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow

Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 00:00

   
 

Album:
So Long, See You Tomorrow

Artist:
Bombay Bicycle Club

Label:
Island

Genre:
Alternative

Bombay Bicycle Club have found themselves plugged into the odd dodgy zeitgeist in their time – mid-2000s “landfill indie”, trendy nu-folk – but they have survived and thrived. Their fourth album continues down the fertile path they embarked on with 2011’s A Different Kind of Fix: stylish art-pop with a refreshingly creative approach to rhythm and sound. Travel and sampling have been key to the band’s progression (as has their decision to self-produce), and the results are often revelatory. Overdone is gleeful opener; the effervescent Luna and Feel sample tablas and Bollywood strings; and Carry Me rides a snarling synth-and-drums motif on its way to a kitchen-sink crescendo. The band’s defining statement is probably still to come, but their upward trajectory shows no sign of stopping.
bombaybicycleclub music.com Download: Carry Me, Overdone