MP3 The Ampersands - And
New York/New England indiepop team-up whose smart, hooky orchestrations rumble with harmonies.
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Garage Rock, POP: Jangle Pop
"The Ampersands" is a simpler way of referring to the studio trio of Boston''s Jim Pace and New York''s Aaron McQuade and Corrine Gonzalez. One of music''s brightest new collaborations, this indiepop three-piece manages to create music that is at once massive and delicate, jagged and arciform*, and always unique and memorable.
Drawing from past influences like Brian Wilson, XTC and The Association while looking to contemporary artists like the Flaming Lips and the members of the Elephant Six collective, The Ampersands spin a pop sound that is entirely their own, drawing sonic landscapes with purposeful space and distance, and painting them with washes of chord and harmony. In short, The Ampersands are to music, what the really really good things in life...are to life. That is to say; really, really good.
The Ampersands’ debut LP, "And," is available now!
*Thank you, Roget
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