CHANDELI’ERS: Breaker: LP

I’ll admit it. Even though I held on to my copy, I didn’t “get” Chandeli’ers after their first EP. They had pedigree, and I could hear the songs were good, but something (maybe the mix?) failed to hook me. Fast forward and Breaker delivers an audio death by a thousand paper cuts, each song crisper and sharper than the next. Power pop not unlike the best and smartest ‘80s U.K. pub rock that can proudly stand side by side giants like Nick Lowe or Elvis Costello. Three distinct voices are blended together in harmony; keys, sax, and trumpet that accentuate, but never overpower; eleven tunes that bring the house down with every listen. Essential. –Matt Seward (Dead Broke, deadbrokerecords.com / Dirt Cult, dirtcultrecords.com)