by Tim Crisp (@betteryetpod)
New Haven, CT's Spit-take have been quietly releasing some of the best melodic emo you've never heard since their inception in 2013. Twin brothers Joe and Dan Katz (guitar/vocals and drums, respectively) and bass player Maggie play a brand of bashful power-pop reminiscent of The Lemonheads and Superchunk, while also bringing to mind the grit of contemporaries like Radiator Hospital and Swearin'. Their third full-length Falling Star is set to be released this spring via Olympia, WA's Reflective Tapes and Post-Trash is excited to premier the record's first single "Postcard From (Blank)."
The single is lead by a simple, driving guitar line that sits atop Spit-take's patented crunch. "When I introduce the song live, I always say it's about talking to strangers on the internet," Joe Katz told me. "I wrote it coming off of a really hard break-up and trying to date again, and the different good and bad things you can get out of doing." Katz's vocal is exuberant as he holds his "e's" on the chorus' "Do you want me?" perfectly capturing that nervous excitement of spending time with someone new, trying to play it cool when you're ready to burst.