When Joel Leviton sings “gonna wrap myself in textures” as he does on “Textures”, the opening track on December Friend’s debut long player, he could just as easily be talking about the music he is making here. For it is the sort of music you hope everyone working at the intersection of indie and rock would make…but ultimately prove themselves not up to the task. With the release of Splendor Never Dies, December Friend has set a new benchmark for others to try to reach. Good luck with that…

Read the full review at The Big Takeover

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