Posted on January 9th, 2019
[as seen on The Alternative]
At its core, “Come Back To Life” is a bubbling indie-rock song that crosses Silver Jews folkiness with a LVL Up-esque build. However, it features instruments like the stylophone, the kaossilator, the khan, the accordion, the MIDI organ, the recorder, and of course, the triangle—plus a dozen more, as well as three different vocalists—that make it into a beautiful jumble of baroque pop and orchestral rock.
It’s tasteful maximalism presented with DIY earnesty. Songwriter Dan Francia, who’s played in Brooklyn bands for years now and currently tours with gobbinjr, holds a compositional role on his first “solo” full-length. That descriptor is in quotes because all but two songs on the record (out 1/25/19) feature collaborations with clusters of his Exploding In Sound peers. This track alone, which we’re streaming below, sports contributions from members of Big Ups, gobbinjr, Ava Luna, Human People, lost boy ?, and more.
It’s a celebration of some of the greatest minds in NYC’s indie underground, and you can stream it below: