Alasdair MacLean of The Clientele has a new project, Amor de Días and boy is it good! Like his other band, this one borders on bossa nova. But rather than pop, MacLean instead flirts with folk. “Wild Winter Trees” is soft and beautiful with a lightly strummed guitar and calming vocals. Similarly, the video is simple, showing grainy footage a family playing in the fields.
Surprisingly, the other half of this duo is also a known figure. At least, if you’re a die-hard indie pop fan. Lupe Núñez-Fernández of Pipas is the other half. Pipas, if you’re not familiar, has seen several releases on Matinee Records, home of greats like The Lucksmiths, Math & Physics Club, and Tender Trap.
“Wild Winter Trees” is off Amor de Días’ debut LP, Street of the Love, which, like The Clientele’s recent releases, will come to us via Merge Records. Fans of both artists prior work should be able to appreciate this sound, though this particular song hints a bit more of The Clientele than of Pipas.
Download: “Bunhill Fields” by Amor de Días