Coming out only weeks before the new year was this 7″ from BANJO OR FREAKOUT. This single gives us the first real look into the self-titled debut album that is to come out this February. After hearing this 7″, you’ll probably be hoping it gets here sooner than you once did.
In checking out the Memphis Industries store page, it appears the first song “105” is also going to be the opening track for the new full-length. It’s a warm and inviting first song, and it works awesomely as an introductory track. It should grip your attention right from the beginning, questioning all of the swirling guitar warmth and clean-cut layered goodness. Headman Alessio Natalizia sings delicately and carefully through the track, and it works wonders for the already laid-back sound that you can so easily lose yourself in.
Speaking of getting lost, B-side “Dead in the Snow” is definitely a worthy track to get caught up in your bleary thoughts. The song comes on almost as if it were somebodies dream, slowly intensifying and picking up subtle momentum as more and more sounds come into the mix without you even realizing it. Before long, you’ll find yourself in an absolutely gorgeous atmospheric mess of dream-induced vibes, harp-like guitars and glistening sounds. The pulsing rhythm slowly get’s bigger until it’s lost in the mix like everything else. There’s heavy use of repetition in this journey of a track, which makes it extremely easy to resonate with any listener. You should figure out very shortly that this is worthy of multiple spins on the old turntable, as this one certainly transforms into more of a dream-scape before anything else. Unfortunately this track isn’t included on the official tracklist of the new LP, but if this is the kind of music that they’re leaving off the record, that only gets our hopes up that much more. Bring it on!
Dead in the Snow –
My Rating: 8.2/10
Genre/ Tags: Pop, Experimental, Electronic
105 7″: Tracklist:
2.) Dead in the Snow