The Violet Hour | EW.com

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The Violet Hour Five years after offering their smoky treacle of a single ''What Goes Up,'' this London-based trio has finally seen fit to release its first full-length...The Violet Hour Five years after offering their smoky treacle of a single ''What Goes Up,'' this London-based trio has finally seen fit to release its first full-length...2003-07-11
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The Violet Hour

Producer (group): Merge

Five years after offering their smoky treacle of a single ”What Goes Up,” this London-based trio has finally seen fit to release its first full-length album. Was it worth the wait? Well, it is for those who favor the kind of retro-futurist pop that recalls the mood-drenched fog of Galaxie 500 decorated with Byrdsian guitar filigrees. Add the reedy vocals of Alasdair MacLean to this shimmering sound tapestry and Idol-scorched listeners will find comfort in their hazy shade of summer.

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