Updated: May 3
Scarves are back with their follow-up to 2018's Dinner Dates for the End of Days. The Seattle-based math rock duo's sound is comparable to alt favorite Built to Spill. This is especially, because frontperson/founder Niko Stathakopoulos's vocal style. A stark contrast thematically, to Dinner Dates for the End of Days, Delicate Creatures feature a sampling of songs that are unnervingly optimistic despite all that's happening in society.
Musically, Scarves take all the best elements of indie and alt and smash them together into a mix that's eclectically guitar reliant, but also with just the right amount of reverb. The accompanying drums fill the backbone of the melody, but never set themselves up to overtake an entire track.
The high point on the album for us was "Bunnies (Limping Away)". This track was able to encapsulate what Delicate Creatures is really all about, indie vibes and just enough of a track to bop to. Scarves have another strong release on their hands and we're excited to see where this one goes. This one drops tomorrow on Good Eye Records.
Rating - 4.5/5