"On Not Quite Yours, there's not much between the listener and me," smiles Barcelona frontman Brian Fennell of his group's latest album.
In fact, Fennell pulls his audience tightly into a warm embrace punctuated by vulnerable production, lush guitars, and pensive, poetic lyrics. There's not much space at all, and that's the most profound aspect of the album. It's impossible not to feel Fennell's unbridled emotion on songs like "Slipping Away", "Less Than Two", and "Watching Me". As a result, this one of the best indie releases of 2012 and a major milestone for Barcelona.