Another feather in the cap of the Chapter Music Label (which also features the likes of Dick Diver and Twerps, among many others), Melbourne’s The Stevens have recently announced news of their upcoming debut album, A History of Hygiene. The four-piece are a band that takes the short and sweet mantra a lot of slacker-pop acts adopt to the next level — their self-titled EP was just over 13 minutes in total (six songs), while the new album will squeeze 24 tracks into 44 minutes.
To give you a good idea of what to expect from this frantic release, check out their latest single, “Hindsight.” Clocking in at just over two minutes, it’s effortlessly catchy, with discordant vocals flailing over the top of loose percussion and jangling guitar sparkles. It taps perfectly into that lovable nature which all slacker pop should have, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll end up playing it over and over anyway.
Released on November 1, the frenetic but charming A History of Hygiene is definitely one to watch out for.