Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wimps - "City Lights"

The latest single from Seattle's Wimps has a certain 90's indie rock vibe to it that we can't resist. "City Lights" is an upbeat and jangly track that lives in the world between noisier and more aggressive indie rock and the more power pop side of alt-rock that dominated the mid 90's. It's a really fun song that combines bands like Pavement and Sonic Youth with Letters to Cleo and The Lemonheads. If you've been reading If It's Too Loud... for any time, you'll know that's very high praise from us, and Wimps deserve it.

Lead singer and composer Rachel Ratner says of the new song:

“'City Lights' was written during the beginning of the pandemic when I was feeling very alone in a crowded city. It was a way to remind me we were all there for each other even when we couldn't physically see each other. Also Matt plays a ripping bass solo.”

You can listen to "City Lights" below. City Lights the album is due October 13 on Youth Riot Records, and is available to pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on Wimps, check out the band's website.

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