From the relentless drum beat intro of "Oceans" by Teachers, you can tell it's going to be a complex musical endeavor to devote your energy to. Part jungle-dance tune and part indie-pop jam, this colorful panoply of textures is sure to snag your attention.
Teachers are a four-piece band from New York. They categorize themselves as "polyrhythmic pop," a classification they assert with pride on this heavily layered track. It's a quick-witted song that makes even the most agile listener feel a step behind at all times. With elements thrown in from all angles, it keeps your interest piqued and your expectations silenced.
Fusing world music, skillful instrumentation, and clever composition together, their sound is both primitive and modern, complicated yet clean. Keep up with Teachers (if you can) on SoundCloud and Facebook.