The Snow In Spring
Supergroups in indie rock are always a fun topic of discussion. The idea of a supergroup, even the idea of a “superstar,” in indie music goes against many of the core values of the artists making the music. But, we still have them: Mister Heavenly, Monsters of Folk, and Swan Lake are among the most notable. Now add The Snow to the mix. Who are they? They are three frontmen: Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur, Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum, and Holograms’ Andreas Lagerström. With their powers combined, they’ve recorded a single called “Memory Loss” which will be available on Captured Tracks on Record Store Day (April 19th). If the sound was dominated by one of the members’ premiere groups, I’d have to say it has Beach Fossils written all over it. Holograms’ vocals, yeah, sure, I guess. But no way there are any of Wild Nothing’s grooves in this thing. And that’s not a knock or anything. This is a cool experiment. The song as a whole feels like a throwback to the mid-80s goth explosion, without the horrible sadness. It’s a somber, jangly tune. Check it out below, and make sure you go out and BUY MUSIC on Record Store Day!
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- Mike Popadines