I've long been a fan of Phil Sutton's songwriting via his previous bands, the Soft City to Pale Lights. And though his newest project, Love, Burns, is being billed as a solo project, he's assisted by a few fellow NYC-based men-about-town. Kyle Forester, Hampus Öhman-Frölund and Gary Olson (among others), so you honestly wouldn't've had any idea it wasn't a "real" band if I hadn't told you! Anyways, this is LB's first album, and if you're already familiar with Pale Lights (and I do hope you are!), then you shouldn't be too surprised by this album's sound, which fits perfectly in line with all the best works of Phillipps, Lawrence, Astor, Forster and McLennan. Phil's songwriting is superb and the songs themselves sound utterly crystalline, thanks to Olson's ever-reliable production. Simply put, this is classically modern janglepop at its very best!
CD not limited. 300 lps pressed; co-released with Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten with Jigsaw getting 100 copies. All songs written by Love, Burns. Available digitally on Bandcamp.