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Posted in music on February 17, 2014
by Bill Pearis
It's been about three years since we've heard from London's Let's Wrestle but the band are back, having released their eponymous third album last week (2/10) via UK label Fortuna Pop. The band's previous shambolic maelstrom has been tempered, now favoring a gentle jangle not unlike early Go-Betweens or Crooked Rain-era Pavement. While that rambunctiousness is missed, the cleaned-up sound actually fits very well with singer Wesley Patrick Gonzalez's self-effacing, witty and romantic songwriting. The two singles released so far -- "Rain Ruins Revolution" and "Codeine and Marshmallows" -- have been ace, and you can watch the video for both below.
No word on a U.S. release/label for the new album. You may remember Let's Wrestle's last album, 2011's Nursing Home, came out on Merge.
Videos and streams below...
Let's Wrestle - Rain Ruins Revolution
Let's Wrestle - Codeine and Marshmallows