PREMIERE: Museyroom Long for Home on the “Ranges” in New Single

The Brooklyn/Philadelphia trio drop their debut album on March 25.

Museyroom’s Jack Donovan, Ben Cohen, and Matt Coppola call the Northeast Corridor their home, but the group originally came together when young Donovan and Cohen started jamming in the latter’s basement. There, they channeled their love of The Strokes, Bob Dylan, and John Coltrane into a classic power-trio format: acoustic guitar, Casio keyboard, and tenor sax.

If, thirteen years later, they’ve honed in on a slightly more traditional toolbox, they’re still using it to build strange contraptions. “Ranges,” which, we’re proud to premiere today, is the second single taken from their forthcoming debut full-length, Pearly Whites. It opens on a bitter-twinged arpreggio of synth and uncomfortably glitched acoustic guitar. Those craggy pods eventually bloom under the gentle power of the trio’s vocal harmonies, but the song never really feels smooth, despite its desire to do so. Imagine Merriweather Post Pavilion–era Animal Collective trying to recreate their original campfire vibes.

The band calls what they do “future nostalgia,” and it seems like an apt descriptor; it’s hard to escape the sense that the song is mourning its own inability to last forever, or at least to be comfortable existing right now.

You can give it a listen—and check out Pearly White’s track list and art—below. They’ll also be making a quick run south in the weeks before the album’s release; those dates are below, too.

Pearly Whitetrack list

1. Pearly WhitesMuseyroom-2016-Pearly_Whites-Cover
2. Three Stones
3. Ballad
4. Ranges
5. Sleeper
6. Siren
7. Siren End
8. It Won’t Change Now
9. Junkyard

Museyroom tour dates

03 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

09 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Gateway
10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
11 – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Sewing Room
16 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

Pearly Whites is out March 25 on Grind Select.


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