washington d.c.-based quartet brett have thus far prefaced their excellent forthcoming sophomore full-length, mode, with two swirling samples of a refined, pristine dream-pop aesthetic. here’s a third one. “les ombres” is a confident album-opener, sowing its seeds in a pulsating, mid-tempo soil before blooming into an indelible chorus punctuated by mournful guitars and wobbling synth melodies.
mode is out next friday via cascine; take a listen to the premiere of “les ombres” below.
though they hail from washington d.c., dreamy pop quartet brett would sound right at home anywhere on the country’s opposite coast. the band’s latest single, “claire drained,” is a sun-bleached, mid-tempo collision of analog and digital spheres bound together by a resolute lead vocal that periodically clouds the song’s forecast. its near-universal themes of self-perceived shortcomings and inconsequential over-exertions are laced through a passionate, aural love letter to claire herself, an intimate confessional that’s ultimately refracted through a lens of prevailing optimism. “claire drained” is culled from brett’s forthcoming album mode, out march 18th via cascine; take a listen below.