Seattle-based quintet Pickwick splice soul into their stylized indie rock. This blend of groove and pop savvy was evident on their 2013 debut, Can't Talk Medicine, and its 2017 sequel, LoveJoys.
Pickwick's origins lay in a folk group fronted by Galen Disston and Matthew Emmett. Around 2008, the duo decided to shift toward a soulful direction, expanding to a quintet with the addition of Garrett Parker, Michael Parker, and Cassady Lillstrom. Producer Kory Kruckenberg worked with the band on three 7" singles in 2011. All the 45s were compiled as the EP Myths, which was followed by the self-released Covers EP in 2013. That same year brought Can't Talk Medicine, a Kruckenberg-produced full-length album released on Small Press/Dine Alone
. Emmett left the group after the release of Can't Talk Medicine. Alex Westcoat took his spot and the group teamed with producer Erik Blood
, who previously worked with Shabazz Palaces
, for LoveJoys, the sophomore set that came out in the summer of 2017. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi