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For Those Who Stay, by PS I Love You (Vanessa Heins)
For Those Who Stay, by PS I Love You (Vanessa Heins)

From Bathouse Recording Studios, PS I Love You are back with richer textures Add to ...

  • Title For Those Who Stay
  • Artist PS I Love You
  • Label Paper Bag Records
  • Rating 3.5/4

Working for the first time in a proper studio – at the Tragically Hip’s popular Bathouse Recording Studio in Bath, Ont. – the PS I Love You twosome of drummer Benjamin Newman and singer, guitarist and effect-pedal aficionado Paul Saulnier made full use of the facilities.

The duo’s third (and best) album is awash with the vocal yelping and fuzzy-sludgy guitar sounds of its predecessors, but the textures are richer, the touches are nuanced and the plucked folk-blues depression of Bad Brain Day is a gentle left turn.

Saulnier’s lyrics tell stories of his anxieties. His axe and his voice sing the same tune, eliciting sympathy, not sadness. “I’m sorry I forgot about that thing I was supposed to do last week,” is the album’s opening line. Young Saulnier worries too much, but such is his sensitive soul.

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