Long Walks On The Beach :: "I Didn't Want To Make Out"

Parsing the difference between "making out" and "kissing" is at the heart of the appropriately named and crushing, "I Didn't Want To Make Out". Certainly one of the most infectious slices of indie pop music of the last 12 months, Long Walks On The Beach earn your ears (and maybe your hearts) with chimes, shabby guitars and one of those mournful choruses that echoes from the garage all the way to your bedroom. It's a raspier, more soulful Oberhofer, but without the time signature changes or the magic realism. This is just jangly heartbreak, like some suburban kid recording his disasters in the form of Camera Obscura cover songs into his Fisher-Price tape recorder at three in the morning - rough, pretty and more than a little broken up.

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