Photo by James Richards IV
Considering the musical pedigree of Split Single, I'm more than a little embarrassed I'm not more familiar with the project. Split Single is Jason Narducy of Bob Mould Band and Superchunk. Right there I should be a long term fan considering this isn't a new project. For their new album, Narducy is joined by Jon Wurster (also Bob Mould Band and Superchunk) on drums and REM's Mike Mills on bass. The band's first single off their upcoming album, "(Nothing You Can Do) To End This Love" is a fast paced indie rock/power pop song. It sounds like a song that members of Superchunk, Bob Mould Band, and REM would put out, and I don't think anyone is going to find that to be a negative statement. There are certain expectations when you hear these three names, and Split Single meet those easily.
Jason Narducy says of the new song:
“The chords and melody for this song sounded like defiance to me. I wanted to write a lyric that matched this sonic mood. The first words that came into my head were ‘She loves her and he loves him.’ So it ended up being an unconventional love song. I’m expressing support and joy for diverse couples everywhere, including but not only my friends that appear in the video.”
You can watch the video for "(Nothing You Can Do) To End This Love" below. Amplificado is due out June 25 on Inside Outside Records. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Split Single, check out the band's website.