Photo by Marie Mechin
Although Tomato Flower just released an EP back in February, the Baltimore band are set to release a new one in August. "Construction" is the first single off of that release, and it's the kind of slightly off-kilter indie rock/pop that we enjoyed on Gold Arc. "Construction" is so close to being a fairly standard modern indie rock song that's edging into the world of pop. We love that sound here, and can't get enough of it, so that's hardly a knock. But Tomato Flower specialize in taking that sound and just switching it ever so slightly. Sometimes it's odd little tunings, or vocal harmonies just not quite harmonizing at the same time, but the band are masters of this just slightly off sound that is mesmerizing.
You can listen to "Construction" below. Construction, the EP, is due out August 5 on Ramp Local and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Tomato Flower, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.