My only real experience as a fan of Famous Problems is an earlier single they released last year on WIAIWYA. And, it looks like less than a year later, they’ve completed a delightful mini-album for our consumption. It opens in boisterous fashion…crashing drums and ringing guitars. Immediately after it settles into an off-kilter powerpop bounce; the lyrics are just on the edge of being spoken word, but something in the way the notes are rounded off gives the impression of crooning atop this hit. It sounds like classic rock n’ roll by a group that just wants you to fall in love; look for the Hey! It’s Raining mini album in April via the aforementioned WIAIWYA.
As of late, I’ve been really getting stuck into broad sweeping pop ballads, and this new track from Famous Problems is doing just the trick today. There’s a little guitar tinkering in the song’s latter half, but that powerful voice keeps me coming back and back again…it’s akin to some of Richard Hawley‘s work, though imagine it stripped way down. This song will appear on an excellent 7″ from WIAIWYA, which is one of the many reliable boutique labels out there…look for it on April 7th.