Edwin and Andy White are Tonstartssbandht (pronouned tahn-starts-bandit), a sibling tag-team of guitar and drums with a theatrical bent regardless of making lazy-Sunday, lo-fi pop. Together they’re set to launch their first full-length for Mexican Summer, Sorcerer (it’s their first LP since 2011’s Now I Am Become). Andy additionally has a gig in Mac DeMarco’s touring band, and the title observe from their new album appears to have absorbed the slacker attraction of DeMarco’s songwriting, though with out the brevity or schmaltzy hooks.
“Sorcerer” is cluttered, with competing percussive parts and hurried guitar work, however that’s important to its attraction. Tonstartssbandht stretch the music to a jammy nine-and-a-half minutes, incorporating all kinds of incomprehensible vocal murmurings and rhythmic unpredictability. It jogs my memory of the aimless lounge demos I’d make with my pals again in highschool, and I imply that in the very best means. Despite a band title that may recommend in any other case, Tonstartssbandht are essentially the most absorbing sort of approachable, the type that you simply solely notice simply blew you away after the music already ends. So you then instantly begin it again up once more to relive the magic in actual time. Listen under.
Sorcerer is out three/24 by way of Mexican Summer.