I’m not going to tell you what to do, but it’d be great that before you continue with this piece – you go and check out Cende’s last single ‘Bed’ – it’s a ripper. Anyway, Cende are a really exciting Brooklyn based 4-piece – which includes Porches’ Cameron Wisch, LVL UP’s Greg Rutkin – you should start paying attention to. They are very, very good at creating emotive, break-up, make-up, ballad-y tracks that really sound nothing like what you expect them to sound like. ‘What I Want’ is a great example of this. Featuring the fucking insanely brilliant Great Kline of Frankie Cosmos, the track is a smashing duet, offering two differing angles of a relationship that is in serious trouble – yet it’s also a pounding garage number, with sharp guitars and peppered percussion. Whilst the vocals keep things the story in a relaxed and civilised world, everything turns to shit as the track becomes a huge shambolic instrumental wall of sound. The natural climax to a track that continually builds and keeps you in until the last moment. This is big.
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