Caicos - Vega
It's a metaphor about life at 0 degrees Kelvin: the launch, the ride, the mishap, the recovery.
This review was originally published in August of 2018.
The interstellar vibe here is strong, with images of planets and orbits, spacecraft and dangerous black holes. It's a metaphor about life at 0 degrees Kelvin: the launch, the ride, the mishap, the recovery. You know, instant death when the airlock fails, that kind of thing.
And the sound is fittingly modern, textured, and geometric, with a snappy mild-uptempo groove and plenty of ear candy. The vocal is super-dry, like space food, feeling almost crumbly in the ears. It's a unique entry in the collective memoirs of the Indie Rock genre: the references range from The Beatles, to Elliott Smith, to Radiohead.
Alex Frenkel was one of the principle songwriters in the New York-based band Gospels. His new record Promised Lands is out on veryjazzed records/Frenchkiss Label Group on August 10th. This song is featured on our Groovy Summer playlist.