This 2014 single is some sweet indiepop. Archie, Marry Me is from Canadian group Alvvays. It was their second song on their marvelous self-titled debut album. It’s a great sweetener too to the type of music you can expect on the rest of their album. So if this song doesn’t tickle your fancy then I’m afraid Allvays may not be your thang.
It was included at No 98 in the Rolling Stones 100 greatest songs of this century (So far). They wrote: “It is a fictitious character, but the situation was a bit of an autobiographical one,” said singer Molly Rankin of Toronto’s Alvvays. True or not, the dreamy Canadian band delivered a sharp, skeptical view of modern romance, tangled up in some of the sweetest indie pop this side of Belle and Sebastian. The result was among the most charming guitar pop of this or any era.
I find Alvvays music just really puts me into a really pleasant mood. It takes me back to when I was about their age and just enjoying the carefree spirit of youth. They are a talented bunch too, just take a look at this live performance on KEXP. They also conduct themselves unabashedly normal for a successful pop group which is refreshing. I hope you do like Alvvays because the music project will feature plenty more from them.