Alvvays hopes a sip of 'Blue Rev' will transport you to a different time
Alvvays on World Cafe
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- "After The Earthquake"
- "Pomeranian Spinster"
Have you ever been scrolling through the radio dial and through the static, you catch the whisper of a melody? The fuzz of an old cassette tape that's been played and decayed by time? That's the kind of noise that Canadian band Alvvays uses to their advantage.
The sometimes-overwhelming walls of sound on their latest album, Blue Rev, contrast with frontwoman Molly Rankin's vocals give the music a heart-wrenching sweetness. In this session, Rankin talks about being tranported through time by music, about working in the studio with things like analog tape, and about the many experiments and inspirations that went into making Blue Rev.