Chime School The Boy Who Ran The Paisley Hotel

23rd August 2024

Format Info

LP - Winter Sky Blue Vinyl

Guided by San Francisco musician Andy Pastalaniec, Chime School pays homage to the formative jangle of The Byrds by way of early Primal Scream and The Springfelds; the production and pop sensibility of Biff Bang Pow! and The Razorcuts; and the spirit of great singles labels like Creation, Postcard and Sarah – Although it would have ft with any of those labels, Chime School found a natural home with Bay Area indie stalwart Slumberland Records, releasing a self-titled debut in 2021, and a follow-up 7″ single in 2023, to broad acclaim The anticipated follow-up LP “The Boy Who Ran The Paisley Hotel” is as stellar as we could have hoped for — deeper, richer and evolved in every way. While still joyfully packed with janglepop gems, “Paisley Hotel” takes a turn toward the winsome melancholy of groups like East Village, The Go-Betweens, and The Loft, and represents a leap forward in production, composition and arrangement. “The frst record was a bit manic. I was trying to stuff so many years of infuences into thirty brisk minutes. With ‘Paisley Hotel’ I chose a more condensed palette, and I feel I’m getting closer to the sonic vision I had from the beginning.”

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