Just when you think Brooklyn's tapped out, Les Savy Fav gush forth with an album that makes you forget it's been six years since their last. Sure, their singles comp Inches kept fans at bay, but the breakup rumours the title plays on had people wondering if the band would survive to see another record.
Everything clicks on Let's Stay Friends, from blasts of Rocket from the Crypt bombastic rock on The Equestrian to Fugazi-sharp guitars backing Tim Harrington's feverish, controlled vocals on Patty Lee. Bands always talk about trying to capture a live energy on records. If they actually succeed, the result can be this good.