Today In New Sounds: Johnathan Rice

Johnathan Rice is out with a new full-length record that fits nicely with his past efforts. He’s one-half of Jenny and Johnny with his real-life girlfriend, Jenny Lewis, which could be stupidly twee but instead is pretty good. Jangly guitars, breathy vocals, and maybe a mandolin noodling on down during the chorus? This isn’t an earth-shattering goalpost moving record. Instead, it’s a nice little slice of pop music in the vein of, say, Matthew Sweet, and everyone needs catchy pop sometimes.

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