They make a bit of an odd couple but the Kingston Ontario based duo PS I Love You sure know how to kick out an incredible noise as you can hear in the video ‘Get Over‘ shown below, an incredible taster from their debut album Meet Me At The Muster Station which is released on April 26th.
The ten track album is a relentless listen that grips and pulls the listener through just under thirty-minutes of squalling Marshall feedback, searing solos, soaring melodies and rock-steady beats that will surely be considered one of this year’s finest debuts.
Originally the solo project for multi-instrumentalist Paul Saulnier who has performed in everything from a country-rock band to an improvised noise duo, PS I Love You was intended to be his experimental, pop music outlet using guitar looping pedals, keyboards with some gadgets and gimmicks. The addition of Benjamin Nelson on drums suddenly transformed the bands little songs into mini, soaring rock anthems.
On the album’s release in North America last year Meet Me At The Muster Station drew critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Village Voice, NME, Eye, Exclaim, Now, Toronto Star, The Fly, Gigwise, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, Portland Mercury, San Diego City Beat, The Stranger, Washington Post, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, PopMatters, Pop Tarts Suck Toasted, CMJ, Prefix, Treble, and KCRW.
Exclaim called it the number four album of 2010 and added;
“It’s hard to believe that the stunning Meet Me at the Muster Station is PS I Love You’s debut. Arriving fully formed, this Kingston duo delivers its catchy hooks with brute force, pummelling listeners with fuzzy guitars and thundering rhythms. And even if you won’t be able to sing along with frontman Paul Saulnier’s strangled yelps, songs like “Facelove” and “2012” will be stuck in your head for weeks. Savage noise freak-outs have never sounded quite so palatable.”
PS I Love You – Get Over
See the PS I Love You live in the UK at the following shows:
5/05 London UK – Lexington
5/06 Leeds UK – Cockpit 3
5/07 Glasgow UK – Captains Rest
5/08 Edinburgh UK – Sneaky Pete’s
5/09 Manchester UK – Night and Day
5/10 Sheffield UK – Harley
5/12 Brighton UK – Hectors House (The Great Escape, The Fly)
5/13 Brighton UK – The Albert (The Great Escape, 13 Artists)
The album Meet Me At The Muster Station by PS I Love You is released via Paper Bag Records on April 26th