After a couple of EPs Let's Whisper are now ready to conquer the remaining bits of our hearts as well with their first full length album, The shortest days, which is also the first full lenght release for the WeePOP! label. Of course we all know Colin Clary and Dana Kaplan from their solo projects and their other shared band The Smittens.
Both Colin and Dana have very distinctive voices, so there's no mistake we're dealing with a Smittens spin-off here. Not that this is a bad thing, of course, or that this means Let's Whisper is not a full band in its own right. The music itself is a little bit more bedroom pop, but in an upbeat enough way and with such a full sound that it never gets boring.
The album starts off great with two already familiar songs: California girls and one of the hightlights, All happy endings. All songs after that stay as warm and heartfelt as the openers, with their trademark harmonies and the hum-along-melodies. After two listens the three other songs that jumped out most directly at me were Meet me on the dancefloor, Snowy Sunday afternoon and what could be called their theme song, Let's whisper, but it's too early to really name favourites. Every second of the almost 37 minutes sounds like lovely, instant nostalgia. Like The Smittens, Let's Whisper feels like home. A very special achievement.
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1. California girls
2. Shortest days