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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Canadian indie rock duo of Courtney Garvin and Connor Mayer was recorded and mixed by Joo-Joo Ashworth.
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  1. 85
    Gum Country’s fun is earned. They take a face-value look at life, and conclude that even when it’s hard, it doesn’t need to be heavy.
  2. Jun 23, 2020
    Taken as standalone stories, they're almost brazenly mundane; considered as a whole, Somewhere paints a picture of the small pleasantries and anxieties of everyday life.
  3. Jun 23, 2020
    If you've fallen out of love with indie rock -- or even if your devotion never so much as flickered -- Somewhere just might be enough to remind you why you loved the sound in the first place.
  4. Jun 24, 2020
    Somewhere is as its best when Garvin bares her teeth and uses her sense of humor to talk about what is haunting her, be it spending far too much time alone, or trying to find your place on new ground.
  5. Jun 23, 2020
    There are so many acts both past and present who sound exactly like this; there are moments scattered throughout Somewhere that feel a little derivative of some 90s alternative acts. So, while Somewhere is a good start, there’s a lot more to accomplish for Gum Country before they can really set themselves apart from The Courtneys – or other bands.
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    The occasional weak vocal or hookless song may hamper the overall product. However, the album’s endearing style, solid instrumentals, and catchy melodies will likely win fans over.