by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Austin's Dryspell are set to release More on March 2nd, the band's sophomore EP via Roll Call Records' imprint Highland Park. In the years since the band formed, their members have played in both Hovvdy and White Reaper, but their focus remains on the quartet's well finessed version of fuzzy pop rock. Capturing a live sound, the band recorded their latest to tape, channeling the spirit of their early touring into each song.
"You Without Me," the EP's first single, is pop at heart, channeled through warmly distorted garage rock that gives the song some twangy heft and a feeling of exuberance. The song explores a decaying relationship, with Hunter Thompson (vocals/guitar) unsure just how much they're willing to fight to make it work, but hoping the relationship is strong enough to survive. The results lie somewhere between endearing and broken, not yet at a remedy, but not destroyed either.
Dryspell's More is out March 2nd via Highland Park Records.