New York’s premier lo-fi label release new 7” by Connecticut quintet
80N7 have done it again. In March they released the fantastic debut album by Jake Rollins. It was thirty four minutes of bedroom pop meets slacker lo-fi that put your faith back in independent music. Now they’ve returned with a the New Moves 7” from a teenage Connecticut quintet Furnsss.
Opening with the line “I’m just a kid, but life’s not a nightmare” Furnsss deliver stream of consciousness lyrics over fuzzed out melodies and crunching bass and drums. Considering that band is comprised of teenagers this is heady stuff, as they’re showcasing a level of musically and world view that is older than their years. Yes at times Slow Dark Water sounds like Pavement, or some kids trying to be Pavement in a friend’s garage, but what’s really wrong with that? Given the strength of this, and last year’s debut album Silent Gold, Furnsss are way ahead of the game.
The only downside to New Moves is that it isn’t out until August but Slow Dark Water, and last year’s Silent Gold should be able to hold us all until then!
Pre-order the 7” at 80N7, but hurry as stocks are limited!