July 4, 2022

I don’t bear in mind why I adopted Chicago audio engineer Seth Engel’s band Choices on Bandcamp, however I’m glad I did as a result of the lead single from their new album is nice. The music, “Toast,” leads off the forthcoming Swimming Feeling on a catchy but pleasingly disjointed observe. There are bits of Vehicles-style power-pop and emo within the combine, but additionally the extra artsy, sophistipop-leaning aspect of latest wave and perhaps math-rock too? (Take a look at these off-kilter guitar and drum rhythms within the verses.) Engel sings every little thing in an understated tenor that matches with the opening lyrics: “Evening, caught in a vibe/ Loping via time.” It’s a cool music, and with a runtime below two minutes, it may be performed a number of occasions with out getting outdated. Try this beneath.

01 “Toast”
02 “Inside”
03 “the Bend”
04 “Take Time”
05 “Get Me”
06 “Take It Robust”
07 “Shortsight”
08 “Fieldy”
09 “Weathered”
10 “Breaker”
11 “Days Will Go”
12 “Nothing”

Swimming Feeling is out 7/1. Pre-order it right here.

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