has the directness and urgency of the 90's, the monolithic guitars of the Pumpkins or the Lemonheads—without needing to reference them directly. Because, you see, the neoliberal present is not without its good sides. Whether you're from Seoul, Austin or Peuerbach, Austria, whether your parents are rich or not, none of that matters—as long as the music sounds right.
It should then come as no surprise that PURPLE LIPS, the band's sophomore album, resonates just as well in Germany and Holland as in their Austrian homeland. Even in Japan, where THE BOYS YOU KNOW are labelmates with the likes of Weezer and the Wombats, their music requires no explanation.