ARTIST / BAND: THE TROLLEYVOX
SONG (MP3): Jean Jacket
ALBUM: Your Secret Safe/Luzerne
FILE UNDER: Indie / Rock / Pop
LABEL: Transit Of Venus
INFO: The Trolleyvox, a band of Philly mainstays now three albums into their power pop run, cut achingly sweet power pop with muscle and intelligence. They take their gauzy, hazy sound to the next level on this third full-length, backing Beth Dilla's smoky-pure voice with soft jangle and taut strums. Andrew Chalfen encases his songs in dreamy, reverberating textures, letting notes melt one into another and harmonies drift towards the skies. Still, there are hard rhythms and steady beats under these cotton candy drifts, a solid rock-centric core that keeps cuts like “I Am Annabelle” from over-sweetness.