Gothenburg-based duoâ€™s new single is a synthy psych-pop daydream.
We donâ€™t have favourites here at Fuzz Club but last yearâ€™s Parallel Universes, the debut album from transatlantic husband and wife duo Routine Death was something pretty damn special. Luckily for us, the band are back already and sharing a sublime new cut ahead of a run of shows with Wooden Shjips. You can stream â€˜Stayâ€™ below.
Comprised of Holy Wave bassist Dustin Zozaya, then living in Austin, and his Gothenburg-based partner Lisa, Parallel Universes dealt in a bewitching lo-fi noise pop that sounded like the musical lovechild of Broadcast and Slowdive played through a decrepit cassette player. With Dustin now based in Gothenburg and a live band in tow, â€˜Stayâ€™ marks a new chapter for the band: though still lo-fi as hell, the track is a washed-out psych-pop daydream made up of luscious synths, bewitching vocals and chorus-soaked guitars.
Talking about the track, and revealing plans for the bandâ€™s second record, Dustin explains: â€œâ€˜Stayâ€™ was one of the first songs recorded during the sessions for our next album. Itâ€™s more synth heavy, and more focused in a way. The thought was to step away from creating a blanket with noise and towards creating more of a cushion of chords.â€ On the story behind the track, Lisa states that â€œitâ€™s about that feeling you get when youâ€™re waiting for something and you just want your everyday life to end so you can have that thing, but you realise that youâ€™re wishing your life away and you need to live in the moment instead of living for the goal.â€
Parallel Universes already saw the band pick up a fast-growing reputation in the European underground but with their next album in the works and the drafting of a live band, itâ€™s clear that theyâ€™re only just getting started.
You can find the bandâ€™s tour-dates with Wooden Shjips below, as well as a link to pick up a vinyl copy of their debut album if youâ€™re yet to get your hands on one.
Dates with Wooden Shjips
07/03 - Gothenburg - Pustervik
08/03 - Stockholm - Slaktkyrkan
09/03 - MalmÃ¶ - Plan B