Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime psych-pop jams from San Fran's Ivan Mairesse, serving his full debut length album through Friendship Bracelet's Triple You Tapes label. Ivan's previously played with his ex-schoolmate Julian Lynch and some of the guys from Rangers so it's no big punt to place him alongside Olde Spelling Bee's H-Pop sound. However, where those guys are more prone to go a bit stranger, Ivan's songs are simply more sweetly tempered and the strangeness manifests more subtly, like on the woozy harmonics of 'Out Of My Way' or the distanced alien chirrups of 'Buckingham'. Just like those artists, his songs are quilted with that bleary-eared tape fuzz and all sound deceptively effortless, but Ivan's music is cuter, more shimmering and snoozy, ripe for warm morning listening. We're not even going to try picking a favourite because they're indivisible from the whole. You gotta sit with this one from start to finish and soak it up like sun rays on a spare day. 'Lovers Lane' is sincerely lush, and that's a rare quality. Recommended!