listen to a new song from alexei shishkin

alexei shishkinlovesickness and homesickness intertwine throughout alexei shishkin’s “santa cruz,” sentiments masked ever so slightly by an apathetic delivery.  shishkin’s debut single is a supremely-crafted piece of understated pop, replete with lazy syncopated drums, hollowed-out guitar chords, and a droning baritone skilled at both hesitant concessions and heart-felt confessionals.  more plaintive narratives are sure to follow, as “santa cruz” is the first cut taken from shishkin’s upcoming cassette for minneapolis label forged artifacts.  check out the track below, and look for (the dog tape) on april 14th.