by tom johnson
Where Imaginary People’s previous offerings were intensely snarling moments of propelled rock and roll, new track Agata, which precedes the UK release of their debut album next week, is a thoughtful and indelibly moody moment of retreat, all cautious movement through the shadows, heartfelt disclosures that lend the track a furrowed brow that never once departs.
Produced by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate, Titus Andronicus) the new record from the New York quintet should see the band capitalise upon the swelling undercurrent of acclaim that has followed them thus far. The vocals are scorched and languid, empty shells of sentiments that maybe once held far more fire, and they wrestle for space among the shimmering guitar lines that swarm within the empty spaces that the sentiments can’t fill.
Holding a fascinating gaze until the very last second of, the track acts as a fully intriguing gateway in to the band’s world, and the album to follow. Check it out below right now.