The Reds, Pinks & Purples - You Might Be Happy Someday
Deep amidst San Francisco’s Richmond neighbourhood misty air and washed-out pastel blocks, Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, The Art Museums) has been diligently creating minor masterpieces with rudimentary home technology for some time now. With The Reds, Pinks & Purples, Donaldson has finally created a vivid reflection of this dreary scene. You Might be Happy Someday is an oblique strand of SF outer-avenue cloud cover that stretches across the Atlantic to the grey docks of Bristol as captured in Sarah Records’ fetishised insert photos.
Despite the deceptively congenial presentation, Happy... is often a heavy record. After a litany of past iterations (from experimental abstraction to post-punk and pop), The Reds, Pinks & Purples is Donaldson’s most personal project. Inspired by the wistful dreaminess and indie-melancholia of bands like The Softies, The Field Mice, Even As We Speak and early Belle & Sebastian, balanced awkwardly atop almost ironically upbeat jangles and rhythms are prime cuts of bummer-pop.
Last Summer In A Rented Room
Worst Side Of Town
Your Parents Were Wrong About You
Sex, Lies & Therapy
You Might Be Happy Someday
- Pressed on pastel blue vinyl
The Reds, Pinks & Purples - Uncommon Weather LP | CD
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