“Prince of Pop”
by tom johnson
One of GFP’s favourite guitar-pop records of the past few years, Literature’s “Chorus” was a gem of a record, released to many a flattering review upon its unveiling on Slumberland Records back in 2014. Something of a side-project to Nate Cardaci’s more focused gaze, Très Oui became an outlet for his new ideas formed of the back of said record and, after recruiting fellow Literature members Steven Garcia and Seth Whaland, as well as synth player Ian Jensen, the band release a brand new EP next month.
Titled ‘Singles Going Nowhere‘, the EP is released on February 4th, via ATH Records and Square of Opposition, and we’re very pleased to sharing a gleaming cut from it today in the form of “Prince Of Pop” – a radiant three minutes which acts as Nathaniel’s ode to Prefab Sprout. Whether you ascribe to such sentiments is by-the-by, and “Prince Of Pop” is an endearing slice of energetic pop music regardless.
Charmingly rugged, the new track mirrors Literature’s own understated way with melody, filling all the gaps with an enthusiasm that feels wondrously infectious. Cardaci’s vocal is all restless summer glow, tumbling headlong forwards amid the swirling and no-less boisterous instrumental backing. Check it out below right now; the full EP is followed by a a string of West Coast US dates, also in February.
‘Singles Going Nowhere‘ is released on February 4th, via ATH Records and Square of Opposition
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