Never in my life did I think I would ever type out the words "It has a synth part inspired by The Bloodhound Gang," but that's how our favorite Boston/Worcester artrock/bitchpop trio Sapling explain their new single "Bitchshifter." They also explain that "It's a pop song about complete disillusionment with modern life. Just like all our other songs." To me, "Bitchshifter" is an odd little groovy indie rock song, almost like Cake Like joined forces with The B-52s, but decided to make a total downer of a song that threatens to break out into a party jam at any moment. It never quite does, which is basically perfect.
You can listen to "Bitchshifter" below. No Sequoia, the new album from Sapling, will be out February 22. You can pre-order a copy at Bandcamp. For more on Sapling, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.