Moo, You Bloody Choir, from Australian five-piece Augie March, might be a new addition to record stores, but it's actually two years old. The disc was pushed back indefinitely, only seeing release for the first time in August.
It's a shame it took this long. It's loaded with great dream-pop sounds, like their acclaimed sophomore effort, Strange Bird.
But the album is by no means perfect, especially compared to their previous efforts. The catchy hooks, clean craftsmanship and epic soundscapes are still there, but this record lacks serious punch.
Augie March aficionados will be thankful that Moo, You Bloody Choir has finally arrived, but given its repetitiveness and samey sounds, the rest of the population will likely await a fresher release.
Augie March play Lee's Palace Saturday (September 22).