Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Floatie - "Catch a Good Worm"

Photo by Ash Dye

It seems like Chicago has been having a musical Renaissance lately, and the latest band we've discovered from there is Floatie. Their newest single, "Catch a Good Worm," is classic indie rock, but done in just enough of a unique way to keep things interesting. First, the song is almost twee. Almost. It stops just shy of being twee, mainly thanks to the heavier drums and bursts of more aggressive guitar. It creates this interesting and captivating blend of softer sounds with jangly, sometimes disjointed guitars that merge together into a hypnotic swirl of sound.

Sam Bern (they/them) says of the new song:

Two options could never represent the complexity of human expression. I think a lot of people could benefit from not having predetermined expectations of themselves in place upon arrival. Sometimes the pressures of challenging these patterns make me think this is how I was born so that is who I’m meant to be. When the reality is I can work towards being whoever I want.”

You can listen to "Catch a Good Worm" below. Voyage Out, the debut album from Floatie, will be out March 26 on Exploding in Sound. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Floatie, check them out on Bandcamp and Instagram.

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