Army Navy
Army Navy are four young adults based in Los Angeles. When they are together in the same room make the sort of hip-shaking chord-quaking melody-making powerindiepoprock which will make any lover of Creation and Fire Records circa 1991 weep gently into the sleeve of their plaid shirt. Front man Justin Kennedy once shared vocal duties in Pinwheel. His co-singer? One Ben Gibbard, later to annex the indie masses with Death Cab For Cutie and Postal Service. Their The eponymously titled album came out on the bandé─˘s own Fever Zone label in North America in October last year. Filter.com said the record was é─˙irrefutably charmingé─¨. Pitchforkmedia.com exclaimed that the album was é─˙a blasté─¨ and a é─˙bubbly effervescent valentineé─¨. This is not surprising as é─˛Army Navyé─˘ is a fizzing whizzing collection of strident tunes and buoyant harmonies which nod sagely towards Teenage Fanclub and The Posies and Gigilo Aunts. Happily, debut UK single release é─˛Saintsé─˘ is a chip off the proverbial powerpop block and is accompanied by a fantastic $500 dollar video waiting to be gawped at www.myspace.com/armynavy right now. Even better, the B-side é─˛Get Right Backé─˘ was originally heard as é─˛Right Back Where We Started Fromé─˘ by Maxine Nightingale in 1975, so these boys have got soul too.

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