oyster kids – “40 nights”

– featured image courtesy of blake zimmerman –

oyster kids continue to be as elusive as the night is long, but that doesn’t prevent the pair from repeatedly turning in stunning, anthemic pop gems.

“40 nights,” the fourth standalone cut from the los angeles duo, has all the hallmarks of a track primed for heavy radio rotation – layered vocals, memorable hooks, appealing duration – but it’s the intentional eeriness permeating throughout that gives the song its singularity.  8-bit synth blips immediately agitate the texture and link with large swaths of echo to produce a haunting, cavernous effect that surges underneath the more aesthetically pleasing components of “4o nights,” a dichotomy that’s explored in most oyster kids tracks but has yet to feel this nuanced.

there’s no word on a larger batch of oyster kids tunes, but these single servings will more than suffice for now.  take a listen to “40 nights” below.