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Renata Zeiguer - Wayside

Renata Zeiguer - Wayside

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Author:
Gabe Kahan
Gabe Kahan
Published:
Feb 06, 2018
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The Brooklyn artist Renata Zeiguer has released three tracks from her upcoming debut album, Old Ghost, scheduled to come out on February 23rd. "Wayside" kicks off the album with a groovy indie rock atmosphere evocative of a day at the beach gone awry.

A gentle guitar paints the picture of a sunny day under a walloping bass drum. Seagulls strut and all is calm. The melody skirts out of tune but only for a second, foreshadowing what's to come. Zeiguer's vocals are a bit stale and recycled. But expectations shatter when her voice does the kind of tonal acrobatics I've only seen from a vocalist like Nai Palm.

The chorus greets us with dissonance, even noise. Cymbals smash with the energy of a punk band, but reeled back enough to not take center stage. Instead, layered harmonies fly in a slightly different key than you'd imagine.

Is this some kind of noise rock-dream pop hybrid? I suppose I'll let you form your own pretentious conclusion -- or just enjoy a groovy tune.

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