The latest and perhaps greatest by Detroit's Chris Richards and the Subtractions. the soundtrack to your summer. Get Yer La La's Out is the follow up to the Subtractions 2009 Sad Sounds of the Summer.
The press has been streaming in...
"Get Yer La La's Out rocks harder than its predecessor; this is still a pop album first and foremost, but the punch of the performances and the bark of these melodies is tougher, and clocking in at just under half-an-hour, this album makes a virtue of concision, delivering ten portions of high-energy guitar-centric bliss with spirit and panache, and then clearing out before they can be accused of wearing out their welcome. Simply said, Chris Richards & the Subtractions have made two top-notch albums in a row"
All Music Guide 3 1/2 stars
"Chris Richards And The Subtractions new record – Get Yer La La’s Out – is chock full of the tasty hooks and melody you’ve come to expect from this Detroit trio. It’s no surprise that the songs are great and served up on top of a thick bed of jangly-but-edgy guitars and the harmonies are all sweet and “oooooh”-ey. What is surprising, though, is that they’ve actually one-upped their last effort – 2009’s brilliant Sad Sounds of the Summer"
Motor City Rocks
"The Subtractions new record is a stunning display of power pop dynamics, the kind of record that never lets up, one churning popper after another like Meyerman or The Turnback"
Pop Geek Heaven - 4 1/2 stars
"Chris Richards is one of the Midwest’s finest power pop stars and he continues to dazzle us on Get Yer La La’s Out. Both veterans, bassist Todd Holmes and drummer Larry Grodsky join in the fun. On the opener “Don’t Do Anything Tonight” is rich in jangling rhythm, driving melody full of memorable hooks. Fans of REM, Tommy Keene, Sloan and Teenage Fanclub will gleefully soak it all in"
Powerpopaholic - 9 out of 10 stars
"Get Yer La La's Out is the slightly more assertive yin to Sad Sounds' brighter, goes-down-easy yang. With ten (or eleven if you take the vinyl route) short but sweet nuggets, Richards proves once again he's a thoughtful steward of quality control. This time out, the band have created an album that's just as much Buffalo Tom and Dillon Fence as it is Matthew Sweet and Velvet Crush. La La's... is guitar pop perfection on a stick, without any of the cotton candy fluff"
released 11 May 2012
Chris Richards- guitars & vocals
Todd Holmes- bass
Larry Grodsky- drums & percussion
The Phenomenal Cats- backing vocals
Recorded at the Tempermill/Ferndale and Happy Horse Studios/Livonia
Detroit power pop trio Chris Richards and the Subtractions have released their latest full-length record Get Yer La La's Out
on Gangplank Records. Produced by Gangplank-founder David Feeny at his own Tempermill Studios just outside of Detroit, the album contains 10 songs of hook-laden, melody-intensive pop confection. Consider this the soundtrack to your summer....more