TULLYCRAFT: The Railway Prince Hotel: LP

May 20, 2019

Fans of these long-running indie poppers will be pleased with more of their literate, catchy songs and their mix of longing and disdain, their fun take on unfun moments, their interest in Delaware and the decline of Billy Joel. Yes, they are twee and, yes, they are cutesy, and those are aesthetic lines in the sand you may have trouble with. They have a Church Youth Group energy, maybe a Regulars At Trivia Night energy, too, and those are tough sells for me when it comes to music. On paper (literally the lyric sheet), they’re great. I respect them and I rolled my eyes so much, if that makes sense. –Matt Werts (HHBTM, hhbtm.com)