by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Be You Me could be just what you've been looking for.
The Boston based duo combines two of the city's finest DIY-minded musicians, Jesse Weiss (Palehound, Grass Is Green, Spook The Herd) and Jack Pombriant (We Can All Be Sorry), a pairing as natural as cereal and milk, peanut butter and jelly... kool aid and sugar. Blending oddball pop structures and dazzling arrangements with gentle drifting psych melodies and lush power-pop, Be You Me's music is focused and relentlessly interesting. Reminiscent of genre-bending bands Beauty Pill, Pinback, and The Rentals, Be You Me rely of the magic of subtle shift, unpredictable production, and syrupy hooks. The dynamic duo are set to release their self-titled debut album on March 3rd and we're excited to share "Jazz Cigarettes," the record's incredible first single.
The chemistry between Weiss and Pombriant is radiant throughout the entire record as the duo are locked in together, united by cohesive ideas and exploratory textures. Swirling with noise pop nuances and layered fuzz, "Jazz Cigarettes" is the perfect introduction; a blistering swell of distorted brilliance and infectious charm. Weiss and Pombriant's guitar and bass lines (respectively) cut in and out of the frame on a sea of sun soaked glory and warm lo-fi dissonance. Pombriant's vocals are nearly hypnotic, rising above the fuzz and cutting through the tangled pop with thick doubled melodies and stunning clarity. "Jazz Cigarettes" is a beyond impressive debut.
Be You Me could just be your new favorite band.
Be You Me's self-titled album is out on March 3rd.