Singles Club: Alice Boman + Ben Browning + Tetra
There's an ephemeral quality to Alice Boman's "Heartbeat," thanks in no small part to the gossamer softness of her vocals. But the song is mercurial, there's a strength, too, a fierce resoluteness. The duality is enchanting, and with the dramatic turns of the instrumentation swelling behind Boman, the song is quite stunning.
When he's not making beautiful music with Cut Copy, Ben Browning dabbles in his own sounds. "Sunshine Baby" features guest vocals from Woodes, and a very definite feel of the glitter and gloss of the 70s. But the song isn't totally straightforward, and takes some interesting twists and turns into almost psych territory as things come to a close. A perfect listen for the sweaty days ahead.
Philly foursome Tetra keeps it breathless with "Weekend," an irrepressible rush of skittering fuzz pop. Reminiscent of the energy of those early Aughts bands, Tetra's jangle has an easy appeal that you may find gets harder to resist with every listen.