“Nameless Town” is a familiar story to my upbringing. I relate to this song and thoroughly enjoy the way the layers phase in and out with the change of each section. Reminiscent of bands such as Pavement the indie rock outfit creates ethereal and atmospheric sounds through the use of synethsizers and guitars while a drum and bass rhythm section maintain a steady rhythm. The drummer switches over to a washed out sounding ride cymbal for the chorus which I thought helped carry the song while also keeping it semi-commercial. Below is a short bio on the band as well as their plans to release a full length vinyl!
“Earlier this year Key Out decamped to j walker’s (machine translations) General Store in rural Victoria to record What (do) you see, their debut album and first release on Half A Cow records.
The studio’s remoteness and sense of space colour the ten track LP as much as j’s collection of old analogue equipment and sophisticated production. Paddy Haid’s detuned, angular strumming darts around Saskia Clapton’s almost independent basslines, both anchored by Rohan Geddes drumming. The result is a sometimes dark and unexpected indie pop record.
The band’s unusual dynamics are illustrated in the first single off the album, Nameless town. A locomotive beat and off kilter bassline set the scene. Layered melodies and counter-melodies hover long enough to catch the listener’s ear before retreating into silence or dissonance. The influence of Sandpit, Blonde Redhead and Art of Fighting is clear (under a certain light), as is band-members’ previous work in Ides of Space and Sound Like Sunset.
Nameless town is out now through www.halfacow.bandcamp.com and all digital outlets. The 12″ vinyl album is on the way.”