Album Reviews

Gingerlys - Gingerlys
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 20:59
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Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Gingerlys are a five-piece that got their start in 2013. Following the release of a 7”, they have now released their debut album. Lingering somewhere between indie and dream pop, Gingerlys set out to create a collection of songs that is as warm and nostalgic as it is dreamy and breezy. And well, they succeeded. Listening to ‘Turtledoves’, the album’s opener and first single, you get all the poppy, reverb-y goodness you can handle along with Jackie Mendoza’s wistful vocals. Off to a good start? I’ll say so. Well, if you are into bands like The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and a toned down No Joy.


But then all of a sudden you find yourself already halfway through the album without noticing it. And that’s the biggest problem with Gingerlys’ self-titled album. While they know how to write a good song, there simply isn’t much of anything to set these songs apart from one another. So apparently there is such a thing as being too breezy. Does that make this a bad album? No. There just aren’t a lot of reasons to revisit this album.


Track listing:

  1. Turtledoves    
  2. Playgrounds    
  3. See You Cry    
  4. Elsewhere    
  5. Let Down    
  6. 100 Flowers    
  7. Mermaids    
  8. Incandescent    
  9. Purple Sunshine    
  10. New Toys
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.