The Lonelyhearts – Years in the Great Interior


4.5 out of 5 stars

Of the many remarkable local albums put out this summer, Year in the Great Interior is without a doubt near the top of the list. The two-piece indie band is made up of Andre Perry and John Lindenbaum, hailing from Iowa City and Fort Collins, respectively. “Princes of Rubble” opens Years with a stoic, dry humor that belongs on an early Eels record and carries throughout, with lyrics quietly proclaiming “Oh snap it’s an earthquake” and songs titled “Multi-Unit Housing Makes Bad Neighbors.” Lindenbaum and Perry make for an incredibly balanced team with an infectious sound that grows on the listener without fail. The stories woven throughout the lyrics give the record an indescribable emotional attraction with imaginative rhythms and beautiful harmonies. “Auction Percussion,” “Queen City of the Lakes” and “Princes of Rubble” are highlights on an extremely solid album, proving that The Lonelyhearts are a capable force on their third full length album and are quiet contenders in the Midwest music scene

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