Well, my boys This Is Ivy League have been written up on Pitchfork’s column “Forkast.” Mature writer Stephen M. Deusner got it right on the dot when he wrote “I assumed they were from Sweden, where this brand of sophisticated, historically-minded twee pop apparently bubbles up from underground springs.” He is completely correct. When I first heard this song myself in their actual Brooklyn apartment with spears surrounding me in their recording room, I was blown away by the harmonies that echoed relentlessly. The tinged 60’s beach sound was humming all over their Brooklyn room.
But unfortunately, someone at Pitchfork must have caught on about This Is Ivy League’s day jobs. Yes, the duo do perform in MTV tween pop punk sensations Cobra Starship. Even famous music news site Idolator caught on quickly. But it will only be the elitists that will discredit the fact that the boys having been writing and cultivating their love for pop music many years prior to the new career was attained.
So if anyone finds my personal blog here, just know that the boys are quite sincere about their love for creating modern and sophisticated AMERICAN pop music.
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