by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
There’s a fine shimmer that resonates over everything Jeanines do. The Brooklyn duo capture elements of 60’s psych and 80’s post-punk, but their sound is unquestionably pop. In these disparate sets of influences is where they shine, creating something that sounds hazy and retro but rings carefree and vivid. Set to release their self-titled debut via Slumberland on June 14th, the band have honed in on what makes a great pop song and distilled it into sub-two minute bursts that swoon and jangle without a moment wasted.
Following first single “Either Way” (and it’s perfected Alvvays influenced pop), the record’s latest single, “Winter In The Dark,” is as infectious as they come, a tight rhythm section and airy guitars lend themselves to the song’s double harmonies that glue themselves into memory. Alicia Jeanine’s voice is subtle and intrinsically “cool,” you can almost feel like the breezy lyrics when she sings, “when I go rain turns to snow, when I stay you’re gone all day.” This one has a melancholy undertone that would probably sting if it wasn’t so damn enjoyable. We’re very much looking forward to hearing this album in full.