Knesset :: "RVRSE"

Clear and shambling, Knesset's single, "RVRSE" builds a bifurcated design. Defiantly and well-produced indie pop, the arrangement raises toward moments of utter bombast before returning to its stately and spare verses. The lyrics marginalize the notion of clarity, lines like, "I can only see you in the dark," the kind of backwards logic that may begin to invoke the title. The chorus is a terrifying ride, like Local Natives getting drunk all over an Antlers record, ratatat drums and a soaring vocal set against buzz-saw strum patterns. This all manages to merely turn up the volume on the misery of the topic at hand. Rewinding, they suggest, is the answer, the second of two parts, the way back to the beginning.

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