Review: "Capricornia," by Allo Darlin'

| Mon Apr. 16, 2012 6:00 AM EDT

TRACK 2

"Capricornia"

From Allo Darlin's Europe

SLUMBERLAND

Liner notes: Australian-born Elizabeth Morris celebrates her Queensland roots on Allo Darlin's captivating second album, presenting a bouquet of silky 12-string guitars, buoyant beats, and wistful harmonies.

Behind the music: Morris relocated to London in 2005, bought a uke, and formed a band that took its name from market sellers' morning greeting. The quartet were soon stars of the twee-pop scene.

Check it out if you like: The Go-Betweens, Camera Obscura, and especially iconic Brit-popsters Tender Trap, with whom Morris used to moonlight.

Front page image source: Allo Darlin

Get Mother Jones by Email - Free. Like what you're reading? Get the best of MoJo three times a week.