Friday, May 8, 2020

Tysk Tysk Task - "Red Flags"

Despite releasing their debut full length last month, Tysk Tysk Task have released the demo of a new song. "Red Flags" is a rough demo. You're going to start listening and be turned off by how rough it is at first, but give it a minute. (Indie rock got its start like this, so there's a certain warm and fuzzy nostalgia that I get from hearing demos like this.) Slowly the harshness of the recording becomes part of the song. How scratchy and fuzzy it is lends itself to the aesthetic of the whole thing, and increases the uncomfortable mood, which is part of the whole pleasure of Tysk Tysk Task. "Red Flags" is a rough and painful break up song, and having the recording be rough and painful adds to the overall listening experience.

You can listen to "Red Flags" below. The song is currently available on Tysk Tysk Task's Bandcamp. For more on Tysk Tysk Task, check out the band's Facebook and Instagram. Also, singer Samantha Hartsel has just released a book of poetry and an accompanying experimental musical piece. You can find that here.

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