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Over­achiev­ing slacker pop from Detroit new­com­ers. Blow­ing in like The Le­mon­heads at their breezi­est and stat­ing, “I’m try­ing to be ev­ery­thing that I can be... but I don’t have the en­ergy”, the open­ing track on Bonny Doon’s de­but might sug­gest feck­less un­der­achieve­ment, but the Detroit four-piece are guilty of any­thing but. Across 11 tracks, song­writ­ers Bill Len­nox and Bobby Colombo man­age to de­tail the drift of time with both sad­ness and dry wit. Be­neath its minu­tiae of all-day booz­ing, the Bill Cal­la­han-like I See You is awash with pathos, while through­out win­some melodies gen­tly bob over a bed of sparkling gui­tars and or­gan. Don’t be fooled by the shrug, what­ever ex­te­rior; there’s se­ri­ous crafts­man­ship here. CHRIS CATCHPOLE Lis­ten To: Lost My Way | Sum­mer­time Friends | I See You

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