Singles Club: Brett + Media Jeweler + Spritzer
With new single "Roman Candle," formerly DC-based LA outfit Brett sends quite a chill into the air of their new homeland. With swells of sweeping opulence, Brett's shadowy shifts strike an incredibly appealing note.
There's something almost diabolical about Media Jeweler's shifty-eyed "Splayed Wayside." Determined to befuddle from the outset, this is not a song for those who are into the whole verse-chorus-verse thing. Musically, the song reminds me of that creeping snarl of peak Mclusky (veering off into math-y places), while the smokey vocals litanize in a perfectly hollow tone.
From Brooklyn comes the effervescent chamber dreampop gem "Little Mystery," from Spritzer. This brainchild of Matthew Meade (Friend Roulette) is sweetly devotional, or as Meade calls it, a "fun and shamelessly cheesy love song." I think it's just lovely, an adorable little ditty that's a whole lot of fun to shake a tail feather to.