Decent Lovers :: "Keep It Together"
Decent Lovers, an Asheville outlet in the process of moving north to the Providence area, ride a woozy guitar and synth line around on "Keep It Together". The denouement - and it's worth noting this goes on for more than half the arrangement - is the realization lyric, "Our love makes everything so much better." The band tries a few iterations of this idea, voices joining in harmony, at times in cacophony. The guitar bubbles up, heaving into view before passing back beneath the surface, an animated, distorted and moving target; synthesizers stab away with playful deliriousness. There lies joy in the chaos, these two halves - "We can keep it together" - mixing easily with its counterpart - "Our love makes everything so much better" - even the structure rhymes.