I’m a sucker for pastoral pop â€” The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, being the bar to which all others must aspire â€” and I’ve recently come upon a very fine example of said underappreciated genre.
The Clientele are not a new band, but their 2005 release Strange Geometry was my first introduction to them. It radiates Spring, and perhaps this is why the impeccable Merge Records has decided to issue their new album, God Save the Clientele, right in the middle of May. (You can stream the record from the Clientele’s website.)
So, find some bucolic place to frolic this Spring and allow it to be your own soundtrack before they become part of a Wes Anderson soundtrack, as they surely must.
The Clientele “Since K Got Over Me”:
the clinetele since k got over me