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indiepop, Lo-Fi

The Umbrella Puzzles – Do What You Can

Is it me or is Ryan Marquez a very busy fella or what? It only seems like the other day I mentioned Apple Orchard’s A Slow Dissolve and now he is back with a new single under his solo project, The Umbrella Puzzles. And that’s not mentioning his recent cover of Luna’s Anesthesia either.

Using my headphones “for optimum listening pleasure” as Marquez advises Do What You Can is a tuneful jangling song that draws its inspiration from his obvious love of the 1960s alongside 1980s indie and crafted guitar pop. I really like the vocals and words on this one. They are a bit like an aural version of a venus fly trap! It is backed with a cover of Hopkirk & Lee’s Summershine from their 1998 Beneath The Apple Tree EP and Marquez does justice to the original.

Do What You Can is out now on Boring Spaghetti Records and can be purchased, in digital formats, from here.

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