How can something sound so perfectly like some really classic acts from the past while remaining a thoroughly fresh-and-fab slice of modern indie-pop? That's the question I'm asking about the new single from Winter.
Called "Jaded", the single sounds like Juliana Hatfield, Letters to Cleo, Belly, and Veruca Salt -- all Nineties acts I love(d) un-ironically -- and yet it sounds now too, baby. Frankly, it's a blast of infectious noise-rock that's catchy and full of the sort of spark that made indie an interesting proposition back then, and which the current scene could use more of. Samira Winter recorded this while on tour recently and while it speaks of being "jaded", it's hardly that. Produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast), it's a fun slab of modern rock.
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