HOLY GODS does this song make me want to get super, super faded in a park somewhere and watch the sun set in a haze of light pollution as the bar rats come out to play. “Alarm,” the second track off Wise Blood’s debut full-length id is an impossibly rich, layered, true weirdo banger – noise pushing up against melody, a song as algorithmic as it is wild. Chris Laufman, known for Wise Blood’s previous sample-pop tracks, keeps the whole thing straight with a slow, hot hip-hop beat that’s had me on this song all goddamn day.
Wise Blood’s id – produced by Nicolas Vernhes, who’s worked with Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective – is out June 25th on Dovecote.
STREAM: Wise Blood – “Alarm”