Release Date: Jun 29, 2018
Record label: Merge
After a long, long break between albums, the Essex Green's Hardly Electronic kicks off with a song that instantly reminds listeners why the band was so great in its prime. "Sloane Ranger" is classic Essex Green with its loping rhythm, gently strummed guitars, naggingly catchy organ, and above all the voices of Christopher Ziter and Sasha Bell singing the tender lyrics with heartfelt sweetness and woody soul. It's an auspicious start that the rest of the record follows up on and then some.