The majority of the songwriting on this self-titled release from Australian duo Butterfly 9 shows why Adam Duritz and co. handpicked the band to support Counting Crows on a recent tour down under. Opener “Growing Pains” is a mid-tempo, slightly melancholy choice to kick things off, given that the superb second track, “Goodbye Angel,” with its summer-y feel and irresistible melody, showcases Butterfly 9’s strengths more effectively. Similarly, the captivating, yet doleful, “Monday” is a particular highlight, while “Aeroplane Wings” demonstrates trademark Butterfly 9 melodies.
Doubtless, aficionados of pleasant, jangly pop rock will have no problem enjoying this.
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