The Notwist just released the first single off of their upcoming album Close to the Glass. It’s an awesome mixture of indie rock energy with a touch of indie pop, there’s some lively rhythms with an early Stereolab influence. The crazy keyboard fluctuations are and off-kilter jab at what could otherwise be an ordinary indie pop song.
The mix of influence that the The Notwist are playing these days includes tags like electronic, indie rock, indie pop, cinematic, and ambient, but the best description would probably include all of those words and more. Given these musical stylings, they'll be perfectly at home on their new label Sub Pop Recordings, where they'll release their new album Close to The Glass on Feb. 25.
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Sub Pop nails the band's musical philosophy here "It is a catchy and unpredictable marriage of playing your heart out on an instrument and the magnetic pulse of precise programming. While the band always creates music ripe with authenticity and mood, we find them now defining their edges with no shortage of bravery or beat. As romantic as it is robotic, Close To The Glass is a bottomless collage: part pop song, part science, part band, part story telling and all Notwist."
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