Jolly New Songs review – The Vinyl District
This Gdansk, Poland-based band comes to me packaged in the descriptor of “post-punk psych,” and hey, I can dig it.
But what I’m really hearing in opener “Against Breaking Heart of a Breaking Heart Beauty” is in the ballpark of Slint, and by extension I’m finding it difficult to separate the whole of Jolly New Songs from an early ’90s frame of reference. Trupa Trupa aren’t derivative, though. For one thing, this isn’t as heavy as some of their suspected influences. There’s also range, and with repeated listens, depth.