For two albums Parisian quartet Hoorsees received heaps of praise for their 90’s inspired sardonic, guitar pop steeped in equal parts melancholy and nostalgia. Returning with their third LP, Big, to be released January 12, 2024 through Howlin’ Banana and Kanine Records, Hoorsees channels less of Pavement or Weezer and instead, embraces their French roots. Evolving into a slight electronic and hyper pop sound, they don’t manage to completely shake out their adoration of American sounds, though this time they lean into the riffs of the Strokes “Is This It”.
Robotic rhythms and sharp guitar riffs propel “Artschool” with mocking verses and unstoppable pop choruses. Cynical lyrics evoke the life of "arty" students, unbearably cool and of whom we are ashamed to be envious.