Really, you can't knock the credentials of this cat, can you? Touring bassist for Superchunk, member of Bob Mould's band -- Jason Narducy is an indie Renaissance man, ain't he? And now he's back with his own band, Split Single, and a teaser track ahead of the November release of the band's new album.
"Leave My Mind" is part late-period Superchunk -- Jon Wurster plays drums on this, after all -- and part Wilco -- that band's John Stirrett handles the bass here -- but, in the end, all Narducy. His voice brings this a sort of polish that a lot of indie lacks and one can approach this as a sort of more reflective spin on the sort of one-man-band power-pop that guys like Jason Falkner did so well so long ago. Contemplative and punchy, "Leave My Mind" offers a distinctive sort of alt-rock that makes one long for more cuts of this kind. The new full-length record, Metal Frames, will be out in November.
[Photo: Marina Chavez]