Release Date: Aug 3, 2018
Record label: E.L.K Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Gulp's debut album, Season Sun, was a dreamy, spacy slice of relaxed summertime breezes and gentle psychedelia, and their second album is more of the same, only a little more expansive and sure-handed. All Good Wishes finds the quartet in full control of their deceptively simple vintage synth-driven sound, which matches gleamingly smooth surfaces with softly billowing vocals and dubby echoes with propulsive drums, while digging below those surfaces to uncover some real emotion. Along with the sunlight-bright melodies, there's some melancholy in the bubbly motorik pop tracks this time around, with vocalist Lindsey Leven's smoky tones packing a tender punch on "Claudia" and the phaser-drenched "I Dream of Your Song.