Adir L.C.’s latest offering, “New City”, captures the album’s aesthetic, its winding, whimsical nature reminiscent of the hefty, guitar-led arrangements of Built to Spill and sometimes David Bazan’s Pedro the Lion. What keeps Adir L.C. grounded - and what kept the aforementioned bands grounded, too - is a commitment to being honest, to being human when it’s tough to be vulnerable.
- Consequence of Sound
“Dinosaurs” is Adir’s song that embraces the future prehistoric state of today, presented as a big celebration in shops, living rooms, and rooftops between L.C. and company. Twilight cast revelry, impromptu dance parties, and some quirky felt dinosaur costume head pieces stir about the carpe diem ethics that embrace the joie de vivre of the moment in between contemplation of what will become of beloved coastal towns and beloved places 10,000 years on from now.
- Impose Magazine
It’s there in the occasional tongue-in-cheek lyrical refrain, the downbeat juxtaposition which is also prevalent, and certainly in the grainy, splinter-edged vocals that give this record it’s brilliantly human persona……. One of the autumn’s most endearing retreats, it’s a hearty and compellingly sincere ode to the dark complexity of empty days, empty cities, and the paths we strive to carve out of them.
- Gold Flake Paint
Written on one side of the world and recorded on the other, the universal appeal of this single is rather appropriate...Adir L.C. continues to hone his warm, affable indie pop sound.
Written at various points on the globe but recorded last year in Florentin, Tel Aviv, Oceanside Cities is lush, folky pop with Adir's appealing voice making things all the more inviting.
- Brooklyn Vegan
Adir lays down this stripped back verse of slacker rock, before the accompanying guitars bleed white noise through their instruments in between. There’s a certain amount of angst in the music as it stutters to a halt on a couple of occasions before its noisier elements take over. Strip it all back though, and you have pop music at its most pure.
- Backseat Mafia
When Adir L.C.’s record started, I was taken to a place of relaxation, then sadness but then the music did a turnaround and in the end every emotion was tapped. I guess that’s what a good record should do. It should take you on a ride and not let up. That’s what Adir L.C. has managed to do with this one."… "While the music would still be a favorite on Vh1, “Creature” and “Goldmund” presented a different front. They had a depth to them that really sung loud and gave way to a pristine way of thinking. They had a very somber tone to them, but it wasn’t all serious business on Oceanside Cities. No, “Dinosaurs” was very upbeat as “Believers” and “Same Big Ring” played around musically to deliver unique takes that really made me want to hit repeat.
- Golden Mixtape
There is no wasted effort on an eight-track platter that speeds by in an efficient 29 minutes…..Keep an eye on this talented singer/songwriter.
- Pittsburgh in Tune
Este es un disco muy trabajado de indie folk orquestal, rodeado de cierto aire informal pero que suena dinámico y veraz y, como remate, está adornado con bonitos arreglos. Ocho canciones que suenan diversas y variadas y sobre las que destaca el positivismo musical de “Dinosaurs”. El tiempo y la tierra enterrará nuestras ciudades, nuestro pasado, pero mientras tanto sobrevivimos porque somos dinosaurios destinados a desaparecer.
- ABC.ES / Loff.it
The man is an interesting study, he has a callow charm, there is a coolness to his come on, a smartness that seems to sidestep cliché in his arrangements. He has something of the obtuseness of another Cohen, Leonard. His lyric is too colloquial for the reference to stick, but there is an attitudinal equality and most importantly, Adir can write songs. I mean, he can write good songs.
- Rock NYC
...Oceanside Cities, a beautiful collection of expressive, folk-oriented songs that often feel as vibrant as they do weary.Oceanside Cities also boasts a level of grandeur that’s beginning to feel increasingly uncommon in the DIY-leaning scenes.
- Heartbreaking Bravery