Canada's Partner have been critically acclaimed for a while now, although they haven't actually released an album yet. That will change in September, and the duo have released the first single off their debut, "Everybody Knows."
"Everybody Knows" is a big song. Huge guitars in that mid-90s grunge alternative style (Think Foo Fighter's debut album and Veruca Salt's Eight Arms to Hold You). It's this giant, driving sound that I'm oddly nostalgic for. It's a fun song, blatantly about smoking pot. The full line for the title is "Everybody knows you're high." Plus, a good amount of the verses are kinda rap/spoken like Beck used to to. It's a weird mid-90s nostalgia factory, that could have crashed and burned but somehow works despite all odds.
You can listen to "Everybody Knows" below. Partner's debut album, In Search of Lost Time, will be out September 8 on You've Changed Records. (Speaking of mid-90s nostalgia, that record company name will always make me think of an old Mr. Show sketch...) The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Partner, check out their website.