It Hugs Back - Work Day

...overcome by riffs
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Having swung from indifference to admiration in the space of two singles, will the third release from It Hugs Back provide me with some degree of critical consistency?

Turns out Work Day has both the qualities and deficiencies of their previous records, having the hushed vocals and blissful West Coast melodies of Other Cars Go as well as the twee nature of Early Evening. At times the song threatens to be overcome by riffs seemingly lifted from an 80’s rock power rock ballad. Yet overall the evidence suggests that despite that awful name, It Hugs Back are a good band.

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