I recently came across a Chicago band called A Lull thanks to Indie Music Filter. They’ve got that multi-harmony/electronic vibe that reminds of Yeasayer or the Naked and Famous. When looking them up some more I found their Daytrotter session where the frontman Nigel Dennis talks about “Some Love” as a song about heartache- how it’s more than just deep thought.
A Lull takes matters of human complexities and disguises it by crafting feel-good pop songs. It’s not simply masking it, as Moeller so fantastically puts it, “Dennis is singing about the frustration of our worth, or our perceived worth. There are heads and legs being smashed on the ground — the self-propelled and those being dropped from many stories above, thrown out of windows like garbage sacks to the alleyway — and then there is a wall of sonic ocean that feels like a mountainous cleansing. We aren’t done yet. There’s more heartbreak out there to be had and we think we can beat it, but then again, our ways aren’t sound.”
Their record is called “Confetti” which is fitting imagery for a band like this. Their layers cascade like bits of colored paper. They recently released “Confetti Reprise” EP via Mush Records which includes songs that didn’t make the cut on the record.