Amber Papini’s vocals have a youthful exuberance to them, a half warble-half shout that propels her band Hospitality to energetic heights in their self-titled debut. While “Eighth Avenue” and “Liberal Arts” became fast favorites of indie blogs everywhere, I was drawn to the album closer “All Day Today” which starts with some upbeat syncopated percussion before Papini’s vocals come into play and the arrangement opens into a poppy, swaggering brassy affair. Think of it as a summer distillation of Arcade Fire anthems, with a hook worthy of Springsteen thrown in.  Hospitality isn’t trying to break any indie rock molds, they’re just trying to have some fun and it makes it all the better. 

All Day Today – Hospitality

You can find all versions of their album Hospitality  from their label Merge Records

You can also grab the digital version from iTunes