The Whitsundays, The Whitsundays

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

The Whitsundays are from Canada, but their heart belongs Britain. The songs on their self-titled debut run the Anglophile gamut, from hazy '60s psych (see the steady burble of "Loralee") to the bright and sparkly sound of Manchester in the '80s ("Sorry James," which is just an ounce of bravado shy of solo Morrissey). Vocalist Paul Arnusch is breathy and unassuming, making every lyric sound more like a polite request than a desperate plea. The Whitsundays write songs suitable for falling in and out of love, mood music for any mood.