Literature: Artist You Should Know

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As best I can gather, Philadelphia based band Literature began releasing music in 2010 in the form of a 7” titled “Cincinnati.”

How in the name of all that is pure and holy had no other indiepop band named themselves Literature by 2010?

No matter, this Literature is clearly the one true Literature.

Their first LP “Arab Spring” was released in 2012 as free download on Bandcamp, but they’ve now found themselves in the indiepop big leagues by signing to Slumberland, and releasing their sophomore album “Chorus” through them.

This new album reveals a band that’s absolutely nailed it’s formula.

When I listened for the first time I almost felt guilty for loving it as much as I did, because it’s so simple, and so much like so many other things that I already like.

That said, who doesn’t sometimes want to hear a really great new version of a thing that they already like?

You’ll like it too because Literature have created a beautiful sonic solarium that feels like it’s made up entirely of sunshine, jangly guitars, and energy.

You’ll be instantly drawn into it, and when it disappears once it’s 29 minutes are up, you’ll be clamoring to go back in.