The American post-modern beach music family band Warren Dunes‘ new album Get Well Soon is a “Hallmark card to everyone that lived through 2020”, a mission to help us all feel normal again. I’m afraid we’ll need a little more for that than these songs, besides this music is anything but normal: weird melodies, hypnotic lyrics, double keyboard – a little bit Tune-Yards, a pinch of The Go! Team and a splash of Frank Zappa. ‘Listen to the feelings in between every single thought floating in your head, hear what is there instead’, sings Julia Massey in Quit Takin A Side. Great advice, and as long as there are such musicians who continue to experiment, there is hope.
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Bonus: Below the fun video for Quit Takin’ A Side.