LATITUDE

MYSTIC HOTLINE (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE)

LATITUDE - MYSTIC HOTLINE 142765
Format:
1 LP
Release:
06.11.2020
Label:
EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
Kat.-Nr.:
142765
Barcode:
0750258954593
Initial pressing on blue vinyl. _"An alternate universe where Brian Eno produced "Rumours" and Alex Chilton wrote songs with Blondie_" San Francisco 5 piece LATITUDE sophomore album "Mystic Hotline" builds on the foundations of their acclaimed 2017 Debut with a triumphant foray into 21st century power pop.

Centered around the dazzling vocal performance of Amy Fowler, tight band arrangements and accomplished delivery, the 10 tracks crackle with proficiency and elan.

_"Effervescent power pop bliss with infectious melodies, jangly guitars, sparkling synths, and more hooks than your local bait & tackle_." Although often drawing comparisons to such pop heavyweights as Blondie, The Nerves, Nick Lowe, and The Pretenders LATITUDE are far from revivalists, as this album testifies.

"Mystic Hotline" reflects the present darker mood of the country, veering from carefree 60s/70s pop into more angsty 80s territory.

That sentiment is evident in "Damage Control", a sonic bristling at a grotesque new Trump reality.

"Rising" testifies to the senselessness of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, and the media blame game that followed.

Vertical Highway is a deceptively happy ditty about death. Those are counterbalanced by songs like Thursday Is The New Sunday's praise for lazy love and I Love The Radio, a tribute to the many talented female musicians in the Bay Area.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. VERTICAL HIGHWAY
  • 1.2. DAMAGE CONTROL
  • 1.3. THURSDAY IS THE NEW SUNDAY
  • 1.4. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES
  • 1.5. RISING
  • 1.6. TICK TOCK
  • 1.7. LEAVING THIS GALAXY
  • 1.8. CHECKMATE
  • 1.9. I LOVE THE RADIO
  • 1.10. DEAD END FANTASY