Hailing from the Minnesota Twin Cities, Strange Names are currently focused on New York, but with such a polished style the trio are poised to make the transatlantic jump with debut album “Use Your Time Wisely”. Judging by the lead single, the band have tightened their sound from hazy indie into precise, angular pop with the help of rising production star Andrew Maury. ‘Ricochet’ is a titan of neon melodies, sitting comfortably between the Hoosiers’ sophomore material and the supercharged pop of Human League.
Despite their vibrant disco sensitivities the trio keep hard work as their core ethic. Initially finished in Minneapolis, the album was scrapped and rerecorded in New York; “We wanted to get it right; we had to" the band said.
Check out their single 'Ricochet' below and let us know what you think!
For Fans Of // Friendly Fires, Hoosiers, The Wombats
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Words - Ethan Weatherby