After the long stint in Tiger Trap, Go Sailor, The Softies and her solo project, Rose Melberg is back at it with a full band with Vancouver’s Brave Irene. The band contains the same elements that have drawn the indie pop community to her work throughout the years. And till this day, she still garners a cult following.
Now joining the likes of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart on Slumberland Records, Brave Irene will be releasing a self-titled EP. The opener “No Fun” is a classic fuzzed out indie pop song. With fun organs charming away and the charging jangly guitars at full-speed it brings back the feeling as if the C86 era has never left. With this EP coming to me as a surprise, it will be one of my most anticipated indie pop releases of the year. Heck, even within the past few years. Expect it to be available March 15, 2011.