Like many projects in the late oughts and the current decade, Suburban Living started off as a bedroom solo endeavor of Virginia Beach’s Wesley Bunch only to manifest itself into a more traditional band. After moving to Philadelphia, Bunch connected up with Michael Cammarata, Peter Pantina, and Chris Radwanski to build upon the already strong foundation, while also bringing fresh energy and perspectives to the project. Add that to a chance meeting with Jeff Zeigler, producer for the likes of other Philly heavyweights such as The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Nothing, and you get all the pieces that became their sophomore album, titled Almost Paradise, seeing the light of day tomorrow, October 7th, via Los Angeles’ 6131 Records (Julien Baker).
The album is a polished step forward representing the awkward transition from angst and hyper-emotion of the teens/early-20s into establishing period that comes after. It is cinematic is sound mixing synths and guitar-driven instrumentation, while maintaining an intimacy lyrically easily consumed in the confines of your headphones putting Suburban Living in position as your next favorite band and deserving of a much wider audience. The LP is available for purchase here in all formats, including on some visually appealing limited edition vinyl.