New Release: NOW, NOW – Threads
In early 2011 Minneapolis-based indie-pop trio NOW, NOW (formerly NOW, NOW EVERY CHILDREN) caught the ear of DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE guitarist/producer Chris Walla, and over the past year he has helped to cultivate their growth in both touring and songwriting.
Today this culminated in the release of NOW, NOW’s second full-length LP Threads via Walla’s TRANS RECORDS label.
Produced by Howard Redekopp (TEGAN AND SARA, NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, AN HORSE) in Vancouver B.C., Threads sees trio Cacie Dalager (Vocals, Guitar), Jess Abbot (Vocals, Guitar), and Brad Hale (Drums, Synth) dropping some catchy synth-laden pop fronted by smooth female vocals – in some cases with a definite TEGAN AND SARA styling… though with Redekopp at the helm that’s understandable.
“As happy as we are with Neighbors [their 2008 debut full-length] … a lot of things didn’t click because we were just learning how to write together,” says Abbot via bio/release. Dalager notes, “We killed ourselves over Threads. That sounds dramatic, but everything about it was excruciating in a good way. Every little idea was worked to its best. [As a result] this is the first release we feel really proud of.”
Check out “Dead Oaks” off the LP and its single B-side “Shifting” (not on the album) in the embeds below – if you like what you hear, hit them up over on Facebook to stream a few more tracks off the album and to catch up on their tour dates. The Toronto stopover is on April 5th @ The Sound Academy in case you were wondering.