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Affable garage rock group Francobollo have me just burning my entire hand to contend with, so let’s see how they do. Utilising a fairly light pelting of distortion in their songs, they make ‘Long Live Life’ sound both scuzzy and crystal-clear, offering pretty simple rawk songs that play with melancholy but mostly devote themselves to being forever young. Like “Good Times”, for instance: a bit emo, but ultimately jumping back in for one, final chorus of jubilation.
Francobollo are thankfully not just simple chords and amp shards: ‘Long Live Life’ is a well attempted garage rock fun house, with little, delicately placed harmonies and silly synth choices making the old-school pop of “Wonderful” sound a little different -- angsty but goofy, the way we like it. “USO” is a lovely, twilit rock song where guitar strums flitter like a little light parting between the curtains -- much like Angel Olsen’s recent record ‘My Woman’, especially with that firm bassline, this track has a calm grandiosity few can muster.
The chunkier, more formally rawking moments do less for me, but they hint at a lot of good. The scuzz of “Future Lover” is a bit chuggy and stilted, but its gnashing guitar tones put it somewhere between Built to Spill-style intricacy and a Manchester Orchestra-sized heaviness. Even on a track like this, the band meander into a more interesting conclusion, wandering off the point onto a quiet bassline and a weirded out hum. I love how they’re making and breaking songs, to be honest.
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