For folks who were raised on 90s lo-fi, alt-indie-rock, the fuzzy rhythm guitar and jangly lead on Wake Up’s “Forever Home” are like a warm nostalgia blanket recalling flannel shirts, cassette tapes and navel gazing. Even the softly sung, atonal vocals and the lightly tapped snares and cymbals evoke the period. Bands are doing a lot of delving into past styles these days, from roots Americana to soul to 80s synth, and while there’s great stuff to be had in all of those acts, it’s folks like this Florida four-piece that are playing with the mid-90s Matador Records sound that most pull my ear. Stephen Malkmus himself would be proud. Stream “Forever Home” below.
Wake Up’s “Forever Home” is the first track off the band’s four-track 7″ of the same name, out now.
STREAM: Wake Up – “Forever Home”