The Outside World
We were fans of Chicago's undersung Brain Idea here, and their Kiwi-laden pop seemed a perfect fit with some of the actual So. Hemisphere crowd we'd been digging over the past couple of years. Alas the band dissolved but in their stead a new project under the name Outside World has sprung with Brain Idea's Ben Scott at the helm. A softer, and more well rounded affair than Brain Idea, their new tape on the venerable Night People is a soft focus sugar rush of later period Kiwi influences but with a massive melodic touch up courtesy of the bass and background vocals from the band's Hazel Rigby. The EP is full of stripped back candy nibs that deserve to be on repeat until the tape unspools in a fit of desperation; a blur of colors that collapses in dizzied bliss. Seriously interested to see where these three go from here but for now we'll just have to love what they've put down on Seaside Nowhere.
[MP3] The Outside World - Due to See
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