Oh Minnows - "You'll Never Know Us"

Nod your heads, people, because time is about to slow down for the next four minutes. Dealing in terms of slow-drive relativity, Oh Minnows latest single, "You'll Never Know Us" might seem a lot shorter or a lot longer than its stated run time. The song is wall of warm synths, backed by an intermittant guitar poking out stepped intervals like a teenager lazily punching holes in drywall. The arrangement glides along effortlessly, and fans of a band like Pallers will find a lot to like in this lack of friction, but eventually builds to a nearly shoegazing middle section before washing away. The band's debut record is out this week on Young and Lost Club (Noah and the Whale, Golden Silvers) and, other than the above cover art that draws too much on this, is an incredibly promising release.

Oh Minnows - You'll Never Know Us (free download) by Stayloose

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