Beer In The Breakers

Album Review of Beer In The Breakers by The Wave Pictures.

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Beer In The Breakers

The Wave Pictures

Beer In The Breakers by The Wave Pictures

Release Date: May 2, 2011
Record label: Moshi Moshi Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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Beer In The Breakers - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 70
Based on rating 7/10

In an era when The Vaccines can capture the collective imagination with the release of an MP3 and a faux snarling press shot, bands like The Wave Pictures stand-out as bastions of the old way of doing it. Self-releasing six albums and gigging relentlessly for the best part of a decade before being picked-up by a label, The Wave Pictures are a band that saw the climb to getting signed, sniffed at the lift and took the stairs. Eventually joining Moshi Moshi in 2008, the band’s creative output has remained unquenchable.

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Pitchfork - 51
Based on rating 5.1/10

When people talk about a British band "breaking America," it usually implies a level of success at home, and a hope to match those sales abroad. With the Wave Pictures, it's a bit more mundane. They're just trying to get over here: If You Leave It Alone and Instant Coffee Baby were respectively their seventh and eighth LPs, and thanks to a distribution deal with Moshi Moshi, in 2010 they were packaged as a double album to become their first commercially available release in the U.S.

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