Gina Birch of post punk legends The Raincoats has an upcoming solo album, and we can check out one of the songs now! Compared to her earlier work, "Wish I Was You" is damn near mainstream, but only truly in comparison. The song is more along the lines of the alt-rock and power pop from the mid 90's than post punk an punk of the late 70's, but considering the song also features guitar work from Thurston Moore, this can hardly be truly considered poppy. Although... it kind of is in its own little way. "Wish I Was You" is a great throwback alt-rock song with a pop edge. It's reminding me of bands like Veruca Salt and L7 more than The Raincoats, but considering this is from someone over forty years into a musical career, this kind of edge is quite impressive.
You can watch the video for "Wish I Was You" below. I Play My Bass Loud is due out February 24 on Third Man Records. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Gina Birch, check out the artist's Instagram.