The saxophone had been relegated to the brink for a while, but it seems the shiny instrument has returned to grace in rock music. It also features prominently on A Glitter Year, the full-length debut album by Parisian 7-piece EggS, although that may not be a good benchmark because founder/main composer Charles Daneau’s collective doesn’t take into account what may or may not be cool. And that’s probably what makes them so cool. The 12 songs here are unpretentiously nonchalant, slightly chaotic and uplifting ramshackle, all compliments in our report. The guitars jangle, the boy/girl vocal interplay is charming, sax and keyboard make the sound extra eccentric. Indie rock the way indie rock should be. RIYL Ex-Vöid, The Bug Club, Holiday Ghosts, Bodega, Jeanines (also for fans of the releases on Flying Nun and Sarah Records).
A Glitter Year is out now digitally and on vinyl LP through Howlin’ Banana Records, Prefect Records and Safe In The Rain Records.