SHY BOYS - TALK LOUD VINYL (LTD. ED. OPAQUE LIGHT PINK)
LIMITED EDITION OPAQUE LIGHT PINK VINYL
Release Date: 16th October 2020
The 3rd album from the Kansas City quintet best described as ‘bubblegum surf-pop'. Talk Loud is a kaleidoscopic anime acid-trip of a record crammed full of harmonies, bubbling-synths and funky basslines. Imagine The Beach Boys being covered by a Japanese synth-pop act for a Studio Ghibli movie. Do the Kansas City Shuffle!
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Wild Nothing, Dan Deacon, Half Waif, NADINE
"On Shy Boys' third full-length album, Talk Loud, the Kansas City quintet push themselves artistically at nearly every turn, crafting 11 songs that explore new instrumentation, intricate vocal harmonies, and endearing, yet at times dark lyrics resulting in some of the band's best work to date. Every sound is imbued with emotion, every flick of the wrist is meaningful. On "Fraid I Might Die," the band grapples with mortality and the passage of time coupled with some of the most interesting vocal arrangements ever featured on a Shy Boys song. On other stand-outs, like "View From The Sky," the band highlight their varied musical influences by blending doo-wop backing vocals with lasershow synth work. Talk Loud is cinematic, sparkly, jumpy, and haunting all at the same time - a group of songs that have the heart-string-yanking ability of music concocted in a laboratory, while still feeling heavily human. It’s complicated, it’s swirly, it surrounds you and extends itself deep into your brain."