STRANGE NAMES SHARE NEW SONG
Frenchkiss Records - the indie known for fostering contemporary delights like Diet Cig and Local Natives - has a new favorite to share. The label's latest sensation - Strange Names - releases " Into Me " today. This NYC treasure of a trio delivers deliciously danceable New Wave pop, telling imaginative tales atop wiry melodies and pulsating synths. It's a gift for lovers of anything between The B-52's and Phoenix. Strange Names will celebrate the single release at Union Pool in NYC this Friday, November 10 .
From Minneapolis to Manhattan, Liam Benzvi , Francis Ximenez , and Fletcher Aleckson have ignited tastemaking music communities. In 2015, the group released debut album Use Your Time Wisely to critical delight and toured alongside Azealia Banks . Strange Names ' sophomore effort is expected in early 2018 .
"..they seem to be able to alight on any era or genre – the power-pop perkiness of Supernatural Silence and Only Boy, the early-60s surf-pop harmonies of Overused Phrase, the wannabe John Hughes movie synthpop cuteness of the Neighbourhood – and construct a decent facsimile of it, while giving it their own Strange Names spin. - The Guardian (Best New Band)
"That high-energy, New Wave-pop-sound is definitely infectious." - Brookyln Magazine
"Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics... youthful angst through a retro filter." - Stereogum
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Maddie Corbin | MaddieC@GrandstandHQ.com