Pants Yell! is a group of three young men that hail from the red brick sidewalks of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Andrew Churchman and Sterling Bryant formed the band three years ago within the walls of a Boston art school, and have since released albums and singles aimed at the hearts of an international group of journal writers, unrequited lovers, liberal arts majors, and romantic adolescent daydreamers. Now with new drummer Casey Keenan from Major Stars (Drag City), Pants Yell! have shifted into a more confident, expansive form of chiming pop music.
The album title Alison Statton pays homage to the lovely young Welsh girl who fronted Young Marble Giants and Weekend. The songs deal with failed relationships and the uncertainty of youth via a batch of intelligently informed compositions; one that should appease fans of Jens Lekman, Orange Juice and the early Belle and Sebastian records.
The album was labored over for nine months throughout 2007 and recorded onto 2” tape in Analog Divide, the same studio responsible for their previous albums Songs for Siblings (2003) and Recent Drama (2006). On Alison Statton, female vocals float through the back drops as trumpets and saxophones spurt lost Stax lines, a glockenspiel chimes, guitars feedback, drums flail and a young man sings sweetly about all the things young men should sing sweetly about.
3.Tried to Be Good
5.A New City Life
6.Magenta and Green
9.The Royal We
11.Two French Sisters
12.When Your Friends Aren’t Looking (Aust & NZ bonus track)