Fumes, Lily & Madeleine’s second full-length, is out now.
The U.K.’s The Independent proclaims, “Never mind Difficult Second Album Syndrome . . . Fumes, an even better follow up.”
Here’s a sample of what Katie Presley wrote for NPR:
The foundation of Fumes, and of Lily & Madeleine’s career overall, is clearly two intrinsically connected women sharing stories and bearing witness to each other . . . Though both are still teenagers in possession of sweet, juvenescent voices, their lyrics are sharp and wielded skillfully. “The Wolf Is Free” and “Rabbit” possess Top 40-friendly instrumentation, but the former is undercut with deliciously creeping menace, while the latter features a biting perspective on breakups and perhaps the album’s most powerful moment: the line “Oh my god,” delivered without harmony and highlighted with echo.
You can hear the album here on NPR.
Buy it here; limited edition coke-bottle-clear vinyl is still available.