RX barista extraordinaire Emily Whitesides selected electro-rock duo The Big Pink‘s A Brief History of Love as her Staff Pick of the Week.
“It totally rocks,” Emily says. “It’s got a big sound with a contemporary kick to it.”
Critics are agreeing with Emily. The Pitchfork hipsters said the album is “all loaded with the kind of unshakeable self-confidence that typically leads to daunting hype from Brit mags, ridiculously fun press quotes, and, just maybe, an album that justifies us giving a shit two months from now. As you can guess from that [8.2] score up there, A Brief History of Love is way better than it needed to be, a bracing and beat-driven debut from a label usually known for shoegaze’s more cryptic qualities.”