Posted on May 18th, 2020

[as seen on FLOOD Magazine]

The concept of “summer music” is a little weird to think about right now, but as the world outside begins to warm up, the Charli XCX bangers are beginning to drop. In addition to the many May releases rescheduled to drop mid-summer, Brooklyn’s Dig Nitty is adding to the pile of highly anticipated summer jams, announcing their debut Reverse of Mastery today with the quick-burning surfy “Lomita.”

Blending West Coast garage-rock guitars with the sounds of their native DIY scene, the two-minute introduction to Mastery manages to pack in catchy hooks, a ripping guitar solo, and some pretty relatable lyrics about returning to the outside world. “It’s a song about visiting a hospital—Lomita is the name of the street I would go on to get there,” vocalist Erin McGrath shares of her time spent in California. “It’s a song about wishing you could bring the outside world to someone inside, and how weird it is to be able to just leave a hospital room and go back to the outside world. The second verse compares death to take-off in an airplane or spaceship.”

Stream the track below, and expect Reverse of Mastery to be out July 24 via Exploding in Sound. You can pre-order it here.

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